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  • Humbug Posts: 387
    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: 153
    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: 180
    WA
    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: 1588
    Victoria
    Motor Head 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: 2685
    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. 
  • robots Posts: 1147
    Performance Poster robots
    22 Nov 2018 07:37 PM
    upstanding community members, 

    https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/fair-work-blitz-finds-widespread-underpayment-of-farm-workers-20181122-p50hjn.html

    put there hand out



  • Mr.Mow Posts: 532
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    24 Nov 2018 11:38 AM
    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
    Probably because none of the businesses above are vital to living? No food yr a bit fckd.
  • fatbat Posts: 2770
    Forum Legend fatbat
    24 Nov 2018 02:40 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
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 24 Nov 2018 11:38 AM
    Probably because none of the businesses above are vital to living? No food yr a bit fckd.
    That’s true and I feel sorry for their livelihoods too. But the other side of the argument cannot be dismissed altogether. Lots of farmers made lots of money during good times. Some invested it well and others not so well. Lots of brand new landcruisers, hiluxes, boats and bikes in lots of towns too. 
  • paulybronco Posts: 11157
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    24 Nov 2018 02:41 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
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 24 Nov 2018 11:38 AM
    Probably because none of the businesses above are vital to living? No food yr a bit fckd.
    Quoting fatbat on 24 Nov 2018 02:40 PMedited: 24 Nov 2018 02:41 PM
    That’s true and I feel sorry for their livelihoods too. But the other side of the argument cannot be dismissed altogether. Lots of farmers made lots of money during good times. Some invested it well and others not so well. Lots of brand new landcruisers, hiluxes, boats and bikes in lots of towns too. 
    Bet there are far more tradies in Landcruisers and Hilux etc
  • fatbat Posts: 2770
    Forum Legend fatbat
    24 Nov 2018 02:51 PM
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 24 Nov 2018 11:38 AM
    Probably because none of the businesses above are vital to living? No food yr a bit fckd.
    Quoting fatbat on 24 Nov 2018 02:40 PMedited: 24 Nov 2018 02:41 PM
    That’s true and I feel sorry for their livelihoods too. But the other side of the argument cannot be dismissed altogether. Lots of farmers made lots of money during good times. Some invested it well and others not so well. Lots of brand new landcruisers, hiluxes, boats and bikes in lots of towns too. 
    Quoting paulybronco on 24 Nov 2018 02:41 PM
    Bet there are far more tradies in Landcruisers and Hilux etc
    Don’t see how that’s relevant as tradies aren’t getting help. 
  • paulybronco Posts: 11157
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    24 Nov 2018 03:39 PM
    Quoting fatbat on 24 Nov 2018 02:40 PMedited: 24 Nov 2018 02:41 PM
    That’s true and I feel sorry for their livelihoods too. But the other side of the argument cannot be dismissed altogether. Lots of farmers made lots of money during good times. Some invested it well and others not so well. Lots of brand new landcruisers, hiluxes, boats and bikes in lots of towns too. 
    Quoting paulybronco on 24 Nov 2018 02:41 PM
    Bet there are far more tradies in Landcruisers and Hilux etc
    Quoting fatbat on 24 Nov 2018 02:51 PM
    Don’t see how that’s relevant as tradies aren’t getting help. 
    We ALL get help in some way....tax free threshold , low income earners , franking credits, negative gearing, 50/50 rule , subsidised child care, pensioner concessions, overtime penalties, shift penalties, working away from home allowances and on and on it goes. We all get government assistance in some way
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3253
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    24 Nov 2018 04:04 PM
    My uncle in south west  Queensland got 28 bails of hay last week, this will help and is grateful for it
    they have had couple meetings with their bank manager about their loans and have had a 15 year extension put on, this also helps
    I have just got home from driving from the gold coast, out to Charleville, back to St George down to Dubbo, then home via Broken Hill, the entire trip was bare or yellow grass
    these farmers are doing it tough with no feed for their livestock, transport cost strip the cost at sale making it not financial to send them in, not many good news story's coming in
  • Spook Posts: 2417
    Saffastraya
    Motor Head Spook
    24 Nov 2018 05:06 PM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 24 Nov 2018 04:04 PM
    My uncle in south west  Queensland got 28 bails of hay last week, this will help and is grateful for it
    they have had couple meetings with their bank manager about their loans and have had a 15 year extension put on, this also helps
    I have just got home from driving from the gold coast, out to Charleville, back to St George down to Dubbo, then home via Broken Hill, the entire trip was bare or yellow grass
    these farmers are doing it tough with no feed for their livestock, transport cost strip the cost at sale making it not financial to send them in, not many good news story's coming in
    Gotta feel for the farmers, Soapy. I have friends on the land and no-one is getting it easy at the moment.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1588
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    24 Nov 2018 05:18 PM
    Have no affiliation to farms, properties now. But even just working inland from the Isa 20 maybe 30 years ago. Remember homesteads, people just walked off. It was to me then.. a shake up, and such a sad feeling as I got to jet home every few weeks from swag...These poor bugga's had nought and walked down the road..and had nought at end of road. What a gamble, sometimes dice rolls your way, other way is more often I have seen. Keep well. Ski.
  • paulybronco Posts: 11157
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    24 Nov 2018 07:04 PM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 24 Nov 2018 04:04 PM
    My uncle in south west  Queensland got 28 bails of hay last week, this will help and is grateful for it
    they have had couple meetings with their bank manager about their loans and have had a 15 year extension put on, this also helps
    I have just got home from driving from the gold coast, out to Charleville, back to St George down to Dubbo, then home via Broken Hill, the entire trip was bare or yellow grass
    these farmers are doing it tough with no feed for their livestock, transport cost strip the cost at sale making it not financial to send them in, not many good news story's coming in
    They aint got a easy gig at all. Us city slicker would not be able to get up after a week of farm work. LOL
  • B0GN Posts: 344
    South Oz
    Stage 1 Poster B0GN
    25 Nov 2018 10:41 AM
    Farmers do it tough OFTEN. But they also have bumper years which help get them thru a few tough years. The problem comes when those few tough years turn into a few more tough years. 
    Buy Aussie and steer clear of the home brands. It’s probably The easiest way to make a difference in the long term. 
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3253
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    25 Nov 2018 11:27 AM
    the drought has hit all farmers, as I said, my uncle got some hay, 28 bails don't go far but as he said, it does help, he runs cattle and as sheep have got expensive, (sheer, crotch, dip) he had to reduce to around 60 head for his own his own consumption.
    He has started a short trail of running Dorpers as they don't need shearing,

    the drought has also effected cereal and other growers, I wonder what relief they are getting.
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1007
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    25 Nov 2018 12:12 PM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 25 Nov 2018 11:27 AM
    the drought has hit all farmers, as I said, my uncle got some hay, 28 bails don't go far but as he said, it does help, he runs cattle and as sheep have got expensive, (sheer, crotch, dip) he had to reduce to around 60 head for his own his own consumption.
    He has started a short trail of running Dorpers as they don't need shearing,

    the drought has also effected cereal and other growers, I wonder what relief they are getting.
    yes, crops not doing so well without the essential water/rain,spin off from poor crops is harvest contractors have little or no work.went past a contractors shed last weekend in central victoria...6 headers in the shed,usually at this time of the year he has his machines way up north following the harvest heading south.so no work for his machines [ which i'm sure he has repayments on ]....and no work for staff.drought effects are far reaching and impact a lot of people, not just the farmers 
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