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Old Yesterday, 11:36 PM   #1081
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Always try to buy Aussie as much as is possible. I always buy Canberra milk every week.

Food ain't a problem here but the rest is another thing entirely.
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Plenty of disregard for the newly-instituted regs on social distance and gatherings visible today on Eastern Road, Turramurra. Nil sign of any police or rangers.
HWP too busy going up and down to Newcastle and back revenue raising to be on those back roads
Good part of town, pensioners ?

I love Buy Australia but not easy anymore.
Think how many differing lines in Bunnings - would be aussie made ?
Not many.
Harvey Normans etcetcetc....
Sad.
Hopefully this virius is a window of opportunity for Australia to get some of its country back in the comign future.
Wake up pollies, get smarter.
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Always try to buy Aussie as much as is possible. I always buy Canberra milk every week.

Food ain't a problem here but the rest is another thing entirely.
I always try and buy australia, where possible.
I try to buy both Aus made and owned as a priority.

Also FYI, LION owns the controlling stake in Canberra Milk. LION is owned by the Japanese. Bega does own a 25% share, so it is a little bit Australian.
Riverina Fresh and Norco are both Australian.
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Old Today, 12:03 AM   #1084
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Aldi have started selling Norco milk


I dont know about anywhere else, but the Maccas south of wollongong are now selling 2 litre milk, english muffins & hamburger buns in the drive thru, for those not wanting to risk it & go to the supermarket
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Old Today, 12:04 AM   #1085
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It's going to be a long road back for Australia if we wanted Australian manufacturing. It's been disappearing from 1980 - it took 40 years to go so it's not coming back quickly.

Business owners, government and the people have been OK with it going with the general belief that manufacturing doesn't suit our size, resources and other abilities. Everyone's been told to get a job in mining, trades, hospitality, tourism, retail, admin,clerical,it, business etc and leave the manufacturing to 3rd world companies for decades.

I'm surprised that the gov is throwing so much money out for welfare right now but they've never wanted to spend money on the australian secondary industry.
If you want to buy Australian your only guarantee is with primary produce (meat and veg). So much packaged good has moved to NZ! or even Europe rather than make jobs here. Since when did they have a higher ability than here?

If there's going to be a long recession with millions of unemployed then a think about secondary manufacturing by the gov needs to done. Do something about it for a change. Make more steel here and other end products rather than just export ore. Maybe do something about our water supplies. Hell annex the holden and ford factories and make some electric utes
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Old Today, 12:05 AM   #1086
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I always try and buy australia, where possible.
I try to buy both Aus made and owned as a priority.

Also FYI, LION owns the controlling stake in Canberra Milk. LION is owned by the Japanese. Bega does own a 25% share, so it is a little bit Australian.
Riverina Fresh and Norco are both Australian.
**** me no wonder we all confused about it all. But they still pump out the milk here though right?
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At least if you were going to kick off manufacturing again it can be started in a much more efficient setup rather than old factories and methodology.
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Old Today, 12:13 AM   #1088
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That is the marker. We are roughly at 18% of GDP in bailouts at the moment.

They doubled the dole where as before the debate was about about $50 or so bucks which to be fair would be structural budget issue where these measures have sunset clauses.

That's how you know **** is ****ed up when a conservative government is spending this much. A small budget surplus evaporated into a massive deficit. As far as I'm concerned as long as we can keep the unemployment rate under the rate of spending, that will be a win.

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And wtf would you know about that?

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Made in Australia is somewhat a false narrative.

Bundy Rum is made in Australia but who owns it and hence where goes it profit?
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Made in Australia is somewhat a false narrative.

Bundy Rum is made in Australia but who owns it and hence where goes it profit?
Ah, lemme guess.

China?
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China?
It's owned by a British company. That company was acquired by the Chinese a few years ago though.
You just can't escape the Chinese, unfortunately.
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Old Today, 10:34 AM   #1095
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It's owned by a British company. That company was acquired by the Chinese a few years ago though.
You just can't escape the Chinese, unfortunately.
yes some profits will go back to the parent company bundy rum

a part of the visy packaging co make plastic bottles and ally cans (you know the cool drink thingies) and we use to cart them from where they were made in WA or stored in WA to coke or schweppes (and yes i know they arnt australian either but the product is made here as well) and we use to cart jim beam and <whatever> cans to schweppes for them to make the pre mixers on behalf of the jim beam co
ok so some profits go to the parent co but as prices of the same stuff made here dont go up , it just chips away at how much of the profit doesnt stay here
oh and the can manufacturer was WA owned and do glass bottles for the drinking industry (seen bundy and beam bottles produced there my brother works for them)
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Am I the only one or is anybody else going insane over the saturation of preaching by Federal and State Government people

WE GET IT....All they're going to do is drive us mad with frustration with ever more confusing restrictions and closures . Even within the 'rules' it's confusing not least with visiting of family members and such .

All they need to do is sent every household a few key rules to observe on what happens in writing should they be required to self isolate and penalties for breaches of that . Also some commonsense social distancing requirements outside of work and shopping etc needs for the rest of us which is the vast majority.

Also really important IMO is a more respectful acceptance that 99.9% of Australians do understand how dangerous this disease is.

Clearly spell out the penalties of basic rules breaches , but allow us some semblance of normality to use our brains while trying to cope with all of this .

PLEASE !!!!!!!!!
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Old Today, 11:17 AM   #1097
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Living in Poverty
Domestic violence
More money for the arts
Social distancing
Flattening the curve
Support for backpackers

All worthy and we get the message BUT, there is SFA on the TV except endless sensational diatribe on nearly every channel. This morning my non-C19 viewing included: some crap gardening show, Tom and Jerry and MacGyver.

Now that the feds have gone total socialist mode, why donít they instruct the TV channels to put some entertainment back on free to air! Or else reconsider the one slab of beer per day as it will not be enough to numb the boredom.

Note: at least I have a pool table and each night the family shoots pool for a few hours but that will wear off.
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Old Today, 11:38 AM   #1098
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why donít they instruct the TV channels to put some entertainment back on free to air! Or else reconsider the one slab of beer per day as it will not be enough to numb the boredom..
you will be ok they are putting home and away back on next week, so all will be calm in the house again.

people will be able to get a dose of Alf and the river boys nightly, how good will that be.
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