Friday, 17 July 2020

‘Go Local First’ campaign to support small businesses kicks off

A national campaign has been launched to support the recovery of Australia’s small businesses by calling on all Australians to ‘Go Local First’.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is urging locals to support the campaign which highlights the vital role of small businesses as the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19 begins.

“Buying from and supporting local small businesses keeps money within our communities, helping the local economy thrive,” Mr Pitt said.

“This campaign is all about getting behind your local small business whether it is your local baker, plumber, barista or butcher for example. Every small business employs locals in our community. It’s time we all come together and support one another,” he said.

“The resourcefulness of Australians working together will see us emerge stronger on the other side.

“I encourage everyone in our local community to actively support this campaign and do whatever you can to back our fantastic small and family businesses and Go Local First.”

Over the coming months, Australians will see the ‘Go Local First’ message on TV, radio, online and in their community.

Minister for Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said now more than ever Australian small businesses need local communities to back them and support their recovery by choosing to shop with them either in-person or online.

“Australians know when they make the choice to go to their local small businesses, they are supporting their community and the national economy as a whole.”

The ‘Go Local First’ campaign will feature numerous small businesses from across Australia including cafes, chemists, retailers, trades, hairdressers, butchers, accountants and bookkeepers.

Funded by the Morrison Government, the campaign led by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) will urge Australians to ‘Go Local First’ when they are purchasing products and services to help the small business sector get back on its feet.

For more information on the campaign visit: www.golocalfirst.com.au

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