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  • Jayman6 Posts: 915
    Gold Coast QLD
    Performance Poster Jayman6
    09 Aug 2018 08:45 PM
    Quoting bloodog on 09 Aug 2018 09:38 AM
    I have made a small invention and will be selling thousands of units in America and across the world soon.
    The government has been all over me with money, support through programs, soft landing into USA, introductions to oversees company's and so on.
    Our government is saying there getting the unimplyment down, this can not be easy when faced with competing against China India on a production level.

    I'm just saying I am very small but I am exporting from Australia to the world and the government is right behind me all the way 

    Hate to break the bad news BD, but the stubby holder was invented years ago...
  • Ferrett62 Posts: 315
    Canberra
    Stage 1 Poster Ferrett62
    10 Aug 2018 06:39 PM
    It's okay to say buy Australian but finding it is the hard part, supermarkets could help if they wanted by simply putting an Australian flag next to the price tag of Australian products like they had some pride in selling it. Make the choice easy and people might make the sensible one for the country, after all who wants to go through every brand of what they want trying to read where it comes from, I know most manufacturers mark it on the packaging but not all clearly. Foreign aid to countries in crisis are a world obligation I have no objection to but the fact we do it over and over to the same countries with little accountability for what it's used for has to stop as it seems they are taking the extra money for granted and are not using it to build a future where they don't need it, but Australia is in crisis and that money should be channeled into farms here and into projects to secure and store water against future droughts. Only through building prosperity here can we ensure the ability to help other countries in crisis and if they cant see that and demand the money should be biven to them then sorry but fuck em.
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3110
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    10 Aug 2018 08:26 PM
    Quoting Ferrett62 on 10 Aug 2018 06:39 PM
    It's okay to say buy Australian but finding it is the hard part, supermarkets could help if they wanted by simply putting an Australian flag next to the price tag of Australian products like they had some pride in selling it. Make the choice easy and people might make the sensible one for the country, after all who wants to go through every brand of what they want trying to read where it comes from, I know most manufacturers mark it on the packaging but not all clearly. Foreign aid to countries in crisis are a world obligation I have no objection to but the fact we do it over and over to the same countries with little accountability for what it's used for has to stop as it seems they are taking the extra money for granted and are not using it to build a future where they don't need it, but Australia is in crisis and that money should be channeled into farms here and into projects to secure and store water against future droughts. Only through building prosperity here can we ensure the ability to help other countries in crisis and if they cant see that and demand the money should be biven to them then sorry but fuck em.
    why not have the asian isle pissed off and have Australian items only in a couple isles, then us lazy bastards dont have to be able to read , there is only Aussie stuff there
  • friday Posts: 95
    Stock Poster friday
    11 Aug 2018 08:17 AM
    theoretically OZ products have a flag on them , problem is in small writing it says " made from local and imported product"



  • Humbug Posts: 346
    Darwin
    Stage 1 Poster Humbug
    11 Aug 2018 12:28 PM
    Yeah it would be easier if the Australian made and grown was in larger writing.   
  • Sniffenabout Posts: 152
    Canberra
    Stock Poster Sniffenabout
    11 Aug 2018 01:08 PM
    Quoting Humbug on 11 Aug 2018 12:28 PM
    Yeah it would be easier if the Australian made and grown was in larger writing.   
    Yes it would. I suspect the supermarkets don't really want us to know hence all the Home Branded stuff. They can over time substitute local ingredients for imported while keeping the same packaging. Fuck em.
  • Vic Posts: 168
    Stock Poster Vic
    11 Aug 2018 08:31 PM

    If your reading this thread, you can buy Australian at the supermarkets.

    It aint that fucking hard!

    Yes the labels could be clearer, but .......

  • friday Posts: 95
    Stock Poster friday
    12 Aug 2018 11:58 AM
    the labels could be clearer but the government is against country of origin labeling .... why is that ?


  • Baloffski Posts: 1257
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    12 Aug 2018 01:38 PM
    Aye blokes, like many I do the shop thing, and also check where each product has originated, not "Packed" in NSW/Vic blah blah.(may seem annul)
    Food shit, absolutely refuse to buy anything but Australian if can help it, ok, somethings slip through, but seriously we have to support OUR country by supporting the buggas working IN the country. 
    Australia is one of the best countries in the world, we just need some barstead with balls to push our barra.
    Wow, am breathless after writing this... where the stormy port.
  • mick44 Posts: 2680
    Forum Legend mick44
    13 Aug 2018 12:21 PM
    Quoting robots on 06 Aug 2018 05:54 PM
    stuff em, when does a brickie get handouts like them if they have lean times, or a cleaner, or plasterer or coffee shop

    sit on massive land lots worth $$$, they dont save any money for these times

    pull out in front of you on every country road
    Absolutely agree with you Robots.
    When that refinery in Townsville shut down, I thought about those that not long before got a mortgage or were over 50 that wouldnt just get that sort of paying job the next day. I put a comment up here and in one other non internet space. It said, I think all the farmers should donate enough beef to give every sacked worker at Palmers refinery a half side of beef. Remember many stations run 7000 head plus. So i figured 2 or 3 head off every bigger station, 1 head of small farms with the majority taken to nearest abattoir. The rest taken to what ever abatoirs near them. A pain but not rocket science. It could be done. It wasnt to save anyones job, just a gesture to you know, Say we the farmers care.
    Not one farmer has ever donated a few head as  above.
    Fuck em, they choose to be farmers. Seen plenty factories close down. Dont ever see anyone wanting to donate money to them people, ever.
    My local shop doesnt sell the Dairy Farmers $3 2 litre milks no more, only the $2.20 for a cheaper branded milk. And I bet that the vast majority of this forum buy the Woolis or Coles $2 milk. I know this cause you only have to see how much is stocked in their fridges and how little Branded milk is stocked ?
    Droughts are like free trade agreements. There only bad if your company or farm shuts down and you personaly loose your jobs if are employed in them.
    And dont forget, Right now farmers are gouging the fuck out of farmers in hardest hit areas by the massive rise in feed stocks, hay ect. Why should money be donated so farmers that are gouging, fleecing and ripping off drought affected farmers make a fortune. 
  • Hilly Posts: 2229
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    13 Aug 2018 02:07 PM
    Tassie farmers are donating hay that's getting shipped to where it's needed most, don't think that will make them rich.
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