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The Australian Made Week campaign launch was held yesterday at GME’s family-owned manufacturing facility, with ambassador Jessica Mauboy lending her voice to the call to buy local.

The Australian singer-songwriter serenaded local workers at the GME’s Winston Hills factory and praised the creativity and talent of Australian makers across the country.

“We Aussies have a reputation and passion for creating things. For me it’s my music. I’m excited to lend my voice to celebrate other Australians who put their heart and soul into producing home-grown products,” Mauboy said.

Jessica Mauboy performs 'Right Here Right Now' to GME staff

Recent research from Roy Morgan reveals that if every household spent an additional $10 a week on Australian Made products, it would generate almost $5 billion extra into our economy each year and create up to 9,000 new jobs.

And home is where the heart is, with new Roy Morgan research showing that 91% of Australians want to see more Australian Made options and 72% are seeking to buy more Australian Made products in the next 12 months.

Minister for Industry and Science, The Honourable Ed Husic spoke about the importance local manufacturing and its impact on the economy.

Minister Husic at the Australian Made Week launch

Stephen Millar, CEO of GME said supporting Australian Made business is important because it directly support local industry and local jobs.

“GME is the only Australian manufacturer of UHF CB Radios and Emergency Beacons – important devices that Australians use to stay connected and safe for business and recreation,” Millar said.

“Government and consumer support are both critical in helping local manufacturing businesses like ours create jobs, protect our sovereign manufacturing capabilities and drive local product innovation."

Stephen Millar showing GME’s facility to Jessica Mauboy

Australian Made Chief Executive Ben Lazzaro said Australian Made Week is a time for business and shoppers to reflect on their buying habits and make some minor changes to have a great impact.

“When we buy products bearing the iconic Australian Made green and gold kangaroo, we are helping all Australians enjoy the lifestyle that makes us the envy of the rest of the world – and even the smallest purchases can make a huge difference,” Lazzaro said.

“From automotive to arts, beauty to boating, clothing to cleaning products and many, many more, every single purchase of products bearing our unique country-of-origin certification, helps create and support local jobs and boost the economies of the cities, towns and regions where the goods are produced,” he added.


Minister Husic, Jessica Mauboy & Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro


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Australian Made Week launch hits the high notes at GME


Australian Made Week launch hits the high notes at GME

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024


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