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Made in Oz Label Big After Bonds - Australia


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Chrissy
- 3316 days ago - brisbanetimes.com.au
APPLICATIONS for the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo have more than doubled, since Pacific Brands' decision to move offshore, with almost 100 companies obtaining the tick of approval. The organisation has already processed 80 applications



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Michael Angel (58)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 3:53 am
I note they have changed it a bit-Is there anything left?

Some 20 years ago I was amazed by what could be called "australian made and owned
fees were also prohibitive for very small business.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday March 27, 2009, 4:41 pm
China is Australia's largest source of imports. Australians know China's human and workers' rights record, and the low wages paid to Chinese factory workers are part of the reason for Chinese produced goods being so cheap.

A news item recently showed the cost difference between an Australian and Chinese made outfit; the Australia made one was 3 times more expensive!

At a time of rising unemployment and economic uncertainty many people may find it difficult to buy "Australian Made" with price differentials as large as that one.

Americans have the same kinds of competitive diffuculties in this respect as we do, even with a minimum wage rate is under $US6 an hour. Our wage rates are higher than that so price competion from China at the bottom end of the market makes life hard for us all.

It would be handy if Australia continued making things here, instead of exporting the raw materials, then importing the value added goods made from them. Good luck "Australian Made"!
 
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