When we do not own our companies the decisions are not made here, the profits do not stay here and our jobs are at risk. We become tenants in our own country. This means AUSBUY’s reason for being is more relevant than ever.
Australia’s future deserves your support. Every dollar you spend on Australian owned companies supports other Australians’ jobs and multiplies around Australia.
The effectiveness of your spend is limited and most goes overseas, if you buy imported goods or spend on foreign companies here instead of Australian owned companies.
Who is left to pay off our burgeoning debt? Ordinary Australians and Australian owned businesses,AUSBUY is a not-for-profit and gets no government support yet our owned businesses form the foundation of this economy and our society. Over one million small businesses employ over 4 million Australian families.
It is simple. For decades we have allowed our most productive companies to be taken over by foreign owned companies.
AUSBUY is not talking about protectionism. We are simply saying we want a fair go. We need to secure our strategic industries and ensure we keep controlling interest in our future. Australian who have contributed to this country deserve this. We want all Australians to make informed decisions about where they spend their hard earned money and that the majority of it goes to other Australians.
Successive generations of Australians have laboured for this country through being productive, clever and innovative, and we stand up against the best in any measure. Just ask the rest of the world how good we are. Our Clean Green agriculture, our innovations in science and medicine are recognised as significant. We have always performed above our weight. It is about time we recognised this ourselves. The reasoned voice of ordinary Australians is shouted down by vested interests. Short term thinking is limiting our future prosperity. We will become tenants in our own country.
Foreign ownership means a steady erosion of the Australian values which built this country. We have failed to put US first in AUStralia as we espouse the mantra of globalisation. Foreign companies borrow against our assets to create debt for us, and do not pay the same taxes as our owned companies.
We understand we operate in a global market place but we have forgotten about home. All we want is a Fair Go!Or as one AUSBUY member said “Put Your Money Where Your House Is”. AUSBUY members can supply you 24/7 from cradle to grave. You choose!