Call to join the Aussie-made Club and help national recovery

David Gillespie & Ian Turner at Saxbys Soft Drinks who have been manufacturing there famous Stone Ginger Beer in Taree since 1864.

David Gillespie & Ian Turner at Saxbys Soft Drinks who have been manufacturing there famous Stone Ginger Beer in Taree since 1864.

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has encouraged residents across the Hunter and Mid North Coast to "join the Aussie-made Club" as a new campaign was launched to promote Australian Made.

"I know everyone wants to do their bit to help in our national economic recovery, so go to the Australian Made website and literally "join the club"," Dr Gillespie said.

Dr Gillespie said the Aussie-made Club is free, has great offers and discounts, and helps you identify a range of Australian-made products.

"Buying Australian-made products whenever possible is a really practical way to back local producers and manufacturers. So many locals have come to me asking what we can do to grow Australian manufacturing. One of the best things we can do is to buy local," Dr Gillespie said.

"When you buy Australian Made, you're not just helping the local shop, you're supporting Aussie manufacturers and all the businesses in their supply chains from farmers to designers.

"As a country we've rallied together to slow the spread of coronavirus, now we need to pull together to back our local businesses and manufacturers."

Australian Made Campaign Limited CEO Ben Lazzaro said the campaign is designed to build on the huge grass-roots movement spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Our website is attracting more than 250,000 visitors a month - a 130 per cent increase on normal. Our social media audience has grown ten-fold since the beginning of this pandemic," Mr Lazzaro said.

"Australian brands are also seeing the value in using our logo, with a four-fold increase in applications and a doubling in new licensees."

The new ad campaign comes after the Morrison Government earlier this year committed $5 million to expand the reach of the Australian Made logo, so our manufacturers could take on new markets around the world.

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