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Many iconic Australian brands of food and other goods have disappeared over the years or been taken over. Do you think it's important to support Australian grown and made products? Why or why not?

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I think with food the closer to home you can buy it the better. It's going to be fresher for a start, you know it's history, we have high standards of health and safety and it's great to support local farmers and manufacturers.

I'm from the UK, so I'll base my answer on buying British produce. I definitely think buying British is better not only for the economy, but I also think a lot of British food tastes better, such as strawberries. I won't let that determine my decision. I'll generally go by what's the best price, and what is the best quality. If that is British, then all the better.
Most definitely. It keeps jobs in Australia, and less reliance on cheap imports and sweat shop labour.
It depends on what I'm buying. Some imported products are really good, and they are also cheaper than Australian. But I agree that buying Australian grown products helps support the local farmers.
As a self-funded retiree, I'm afraid I go for the most economical product.
As a self-funded retiree, I'm afraid I go for the most economical product.
I try to, or at least from small businesses (producers). It makes a difference to them.
It's important that you try, as we don't have the economies of scale that other manufacturers have, but that said, the product needs to begood and not priced off the charts...
I do support Australian products as it is important to our welfare. Local produce is always the Freshest and the Austtalian Standards in Manufactoring is one of the highest in the world therefore products are valuable.
Buy Australian as much as possible, keep jobs and profits here! A lot of imports are very inferior and that is what you pay for….
Most important to support Aussie made. It helps OUR producers', the money stays here, we know the stringent hygiene & growth rulings it's undergone as well.

Makes the purchaser feel 'better' about the product & does oneself a 'favour' in every way by its' purchase.
Yes it is, very, very important.
VERY.

I'll buy Aussie made first, & foremost, even if it costs more.

At least I know the health protocols are first rate for food, & it helps OUR primary producers'.
I agree to an extent. However, being from the UK, I do buy British food products, particularly from Aldi who usually have a pretty good range of such products when they have "special" sales. Having mentioned Aldi I buy most of my groceries there, and they do use Australian producers for their meat and fresh produce.
I think its important to buy Australian brands but not everyone has the money to do so. Living on a strict budget a no frills product is a lot cheaper
No, but if I will support Australian made or grown where possible, that is if it is a better quality or cheaper.

Farley
Yes, so we keep what's left of our self-sufficiency. Fresh, not transported, is best. Australian produce is the cleanest and has fewer chemicals. We should put our farmers and country before our bank balance.
I do try to buy ozzie made,and grown but some times it's not so simple, and the ozzie products are more expensive, and the fruit and veg I like to buy ozzie produced.
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