Shop local, not global
THE federal government has splashed $5 million on a campaign to implore Australians to shop local as the economy struggles amid the destruction of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was revealed the nationwide lockdown cost the economy $4 billion a week.
The pandemic has so far cost three in four small businesses up to 75 per cent of their revenue, according to leading researcher the CT Group.
This has impelled the peak body and the government to launch a six-month campaign to implore Australians to think locally before each purchase.
“Support your local grocer, support your local butcher, accounting firms, gardeners, tradespeople,” small and family business minister Michaelia Cash said.