Shop lo­cal, not global

Geelong Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

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.

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