Modern Australian Magazine

A reminder to celebrate our Aussie makers and growers this Australia Day

  • Written by Australian Made Campaign

The Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) is calling on consumers to support local growers and manufacturers this Australia Day by looking for the iconic green and gold kangaroo when shopping for genuine Aussie products.

 

Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, highlighted the importance of supporting local businesses this Australia Day, especially those in regional and bushfire affected areas, to help communities bounce back in what are extremely challenging times.

 

“Australian-made and -grown products play an important role in our economy. It’s been tough for Aussie farmers and manufacturers, particularly those in rural and regional areas affected by fire and drought,” said Mr Lazzaro.

 

“We need to rally behind our local businesses. Every dollar spent on locally made and grown products will have a direct impact on the livelihoods of Aussie farmers and manufacturers, as well as the wider community.

 

We are so lucky to have access to some of the best products in the world made right here in our backyard. Shoppers should look for the Australian Made logo to be sure they’re buying genuinely Australian products.”



MiniJumbuk staff shearing sheep in Naracoorte, South Australia

 

These sentiments were echoed by Australian Made licensee MiniJumbuk. Located in the country town of Naracoorte in South Australia, MiniJumbuk Managing Director, Darren Turner, said buying Australian Made products is the best way to help local businesses and communities.

 

“I think it’s important that all Australians realise that every time they purchase an Australian Made product they are supporting the entire country, and in that country, you get these small communities like Naracoorte.

 

I just think if there is a choice between buying something that is made locally in Australia verses something made overseas, why not make the choice to play a part in supporting local communities and our country. The more we can manufacture here, the more we can make Australian Made products here, the strong and better our country will be,” said Mr Turner.

 

Established in 1975 by local sheep shearer, Don Wray, MiniJumbuk has grown to become a global leader in the design and manufacturing of premium wool bedding products. Mr Turner believes part of the company’s success is down to its local roots.

 

“I believe that MiniJumbuk being base in a small regional town in the heart of Australia’s prime wool growing areas plays a big part in the brand. Customers like authenticity, they like traceability.

 

It’s really important that we remain in this community. We love being part of Naracoorte, and I think Naracoorte certainly loves having MiniJumbuk as part of its town.”

 

Another Australian regional grower and manufacturer of the only Australian Garlic Oil, produced from 100 per cent Australian grown garlic, Australian Garlic Producers (AGP) Chief Executive Officer, Nick Diamantopoulos, explained the importance of looking for the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo when shopping.

 

“I encourage everyone to buy Australian – it helps our country, and it is as simple as that. You have to look after your own backyard, and we need to support local products and produce,” Mr Diamantopoulos said.

 



Australian Garlic Producers CEO, Nick Diamantopoulos

 

AGP is Australia’s largest garlic grower, operating several growing locations across New South Wales and Victoria and supplies garlic to Australia’s largest food retailers including Woolworths, Coles and Aldi.

 

“I think it’s also important for the consumers to know that what they are ingesting is safe, has full traceability and is grown in a clean, green environment. The Australian Made, Australian Grown logo really represents everything we stand for. Growing and manufacturing fresh produce in Australia helps the economy, it creates jobs, and it helps our country prosper.”

 

MiniJumbuk and AGP are part of AMCL’s new Australian Makers video series. The short-form video collection seeks to celebrate Australia’s diverse and evolving manufacturing sector and shine a light on the people, processes and stories behind some of our most loved Australian products.

 

You can watch the Australian Makers series at www.australianmade.com.au/ausmakers.

Australia Today

8 Things to Consider When Hiring a Property Manager

Chloe Taylor

Are you building a property you won’t have time to manage? Do you already own a property you want to start renting but know nothing about this job? Well, you can always hire a professional to handle all the many management tasks. This will provide you with the best financial performance of your ...

it's a proven way to reduce emissions but everyone's too scared to mention it

Tony Wood, Program Director, Energy, Grattan Institute

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese sought to claim the climate policy high ground last week with his commitment to a net-zero emissions target by 2050. But figures on Australia’s emissions from the Department of the Environment and Energy help frame the political debate, and put the policies o...

cashless welfare cards do more harm than good

Greg Marston, Head of School, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland

ShutterstockThe Australian government touts compulsory income management as a way to stop welfare payments being spent on alcohol, drugs or gambling. The Howard government introduced the BasicsCard more than a decade ago. About 22,500 welfare recipients now use it, mostly in the Northern Territory. ...

women in mental health wards need better protection from sexual assault

Juliet Watson, Senior Lecturer, Housing and Homelessness, RMIT University

ShutterstockMental health inpatient units should be safe and healing places. But we’ve found women staying in these units are being threatened, harassed and sexually and physically assaulted by men.These are mostly men also staying on the ward, but can be partners or ex-partners, or male staff...

Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago

Chris Clarkson, Professor in Archaeology, The University of Queensland

Christina Neudorf, Author providedAbout 74,000 years ago a volcanic eruption at what is now Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, created one of the most dramatic natural disasters of the past 2 million years. The plume of the eruption punched 30 kilometres or more into the sky, eventually blanketing muc...

Holidays & Travel

Five things to do when visiting London

Australians love to travel and experience all that our wonderful world has to offer. London, in particular, is one of the hugely popular destinations on many of our wish lists...

Biggest Mistakes Made When Planning a Vacation

Traveling can be a transformative and life-changing experience, but it can also be incredibly stressful and demanding, as regardless of how prepared you are, some things are bound to go...

10 things you must carry while traveling

Yes, you are not alone in this catastrophe of what to pack and what not! You are not alone scuffling with zips and plunging up and down on your suitcases...

Five things to take when traveling to New Zealand

New Zealand is a sovereign island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean region. It is known to be a country of scenery, mountains, waterfalls, caves, beautiful lakes, golden-sanded beaches...

Benefits of hiring a car for your vacation

Car Rentals are an alternative that is being increasingly used by travellers, particularly in the twenty-first century. Small-cost airlines allow us to fly to any city in the world for...

Best Places to Rent a Car in WA

If you are in Western Australia and you are looking to rent a vehicle, whether you are in the area for holiday or you are a resident, it is important...

5 Digital Free Holidays: Take a trek and get back to nature

Our current digital age has connected us to each other and the vast opportunities around the world like no other time in history. And yet, sometimes we need to get...

Places to visit on your first trip to North America

This vast continent, home to one of the biggest countries in the world, is certainly not an easy thing to explore. Its diverse array of cultures and peoples, cities full...

Must-Visit US Destinations for Australians

Australia is a sought-after travel destination for tourists from around the world for its incredible cities, beautiful landscapes, history, culture, and beyond. Tourists flock to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold...

Fashion & Beauty

TOP 10 TRENDS OF MEN'S WEDDING SUITS

A wedding is one of the life-changing occasions for a couple and this life-changing occasion has to be special by all means. The importance of a groom is the same...

Why buy your kaftan online, and what should you know

At a time when the virtual takes place in our lives, buying on the internet has become a habit adopted by almost all. There are 87% of internet users who...

Bikinis That Suit Your Body Shape

Usually, women are very conscious when it comes to choosing bikinis. Some shy away from flashing their skin; others cannot resist flaunting their beach body, while some fail to get...

Top 6 leather bags for men

The men’s bag is an accessory that once scared men, but fashion has changed a lot. This piece has seduced the male audience for the past few years, even if some...

Trending wear for parties in 2020

2020 is here, and people are already looking forward to parties that this year has to offer. Ranging from beach parties in the summer to Christmas parties in the winter...

Most Comfortable Types of Inner-wears

Whether you are a working woman or stay at home mom, the power of comfortable inner-wear is known to every woman. A pair of difficult inner-wear not only can hinder...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

Effective Ways to Improve the Value of Your HomeThe Complete Routine to Burn Fat and Build Muscle Tips to get softer skinFive things to do when visiting London5 ways to make your hair shiny through dietHow to stick to your resolutions all-year-roundDebunking Common Physiotherapy MythsWhat drives the growth of online betting in 2020?8 Ways CBD Is Influencing the Coffee IndustryHow to Play Baccarat Like an Expert: A Beginner’s GuideSURPRISE YOUR KID WITH DREAM TOYTIPS FOR BRIDE ON THE EXPO EVEThe Ultimate Annual Home Maintenance GuideWHY SHOULD YOU GIVE UP SUGAR?