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Australian Made Week 2024 to spotlight local makers and growers

Australian Made Week kicks off today in hopes of urging shoppers to purchase more consciously and support Aussie makers and growers.

Research from Roy Morgan revealed if every household spent an additional $10 a week on Australian Made products, it would generate almost $5 billion extra into our economy each year and create up to 9,000 new jobs.

Australian Made Chief Executive Ben Lazzaro said Australian Made Week, which runs from Monday 20th May to Sunday 26th May, aims to celebrate all that we create.

“When we choose to buy local, we’re helping keep Aussies in business and in jobs. Even the smallest purchases can make a huge difference.

“And when you consider that according to KPMGs most recent Family Business Survey, 67% of all businesses in Australia are family-owned and operated and more than half of the nation’s workforce is employed by a family business, it makes sense to buy homegrown goods,” said Lazzaro.

Lazzaro said it’s as easy to identify these products as looking for the iconic Australian green and gold. 

“All it takes is looking for products bearing the trusted green and gold kangaroo logo, which certifies a product as genuinely Australian Made,” he added.

Singer-songwriter Jessica Mauboy is the face of this year’s Australian Made Week which will be celebrated across the country this week.

Learn more about Australian Made Week and find genuinely Australian Made products at australianmadeweek.com.au.

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