Sunday Territorian



ANTHONY Albanese has pledged a “buy Australian” plan as Labor begins to roll out more policies ahead of the next election.

Under the Opposition’s plan, new laws will lock the government into using more Australian-made products and materials through commonweal­th contracts.

Mr Albanese said it was time the government started following the same “buy local” approach everyday

Australian­s had embraced.

“Australian­s do their best to patronise local businesses, knowing our hard-earned money supports the wages of our friends, neighbours and local community,” he said.

“Government­s should recognise this principle in its own purchases and activities.” Under a Labor government, a new office would promote purchasing opportunit­ies to smaller business and regional communitie­s.

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Anthony Albanese

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