Your say: Would you really “Buy Australian Made” by choice? 48

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Australian manufacturers and producers have had a few tough years.  We all know the Australian economy would be better off if we voluntarily bought “Australian made” items.

Today in “Your Say” I want to know your opinion on buying Australian made…


“What items would you be prepared to “buy Australian made” even if it cost more, or you got a less superior brand.”  

Considerations might include:

Would you choose to drive an Australian made car?

Do you buy Australian grown fruit? Tinned or fresh?

When given the option do you choose Australian meat, fish and poultry? Or do you just buy the cheapest?

And when you buy clothing do you care if it is designed by Australian designers, or made with Australian wool or similar?


Tell us your stories… give us your examples…



Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Always try to buy Australian and if fresh I buy local as possible

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    • Yes. Pam. I always buy Aust produced food. But clothing etc. Nope. No way. Too expensive.

  2. If a product that I want is made in Australia I buy the Australian made even if it costs a little more . I have yet to find an Australian product that if inferior to an equivalent Item produced overseas.

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