Yes I will, I'll walk around naked. King gee are crap, perhaps
they will be made better. Hole proof are the worst socks I've ever bought so I wont buy them anyway. As for King gee, I usually buy Yakka anyway. I've never bought based on where they're made, I buy based on tougher wearing. As for Blundstone, I'm a size 13 1/2 shoe. I have two options. I either
buy Blundstone of a badly made shoe like Bata or Yakka which last about a squillionth of the time.
I'm not saying that Pacific brands went around it the right way and yes, some sort of package should be available for the workers. Things are tough all over. They're not the only ones losing jobs in the economic down-turn. The mining industry has lost more jobs since the crash than Pacific Brands does, the difference is the media jumped on the Australia Made idea. What can they jump on for the mines?!?
If youre gonna stop buying Pacific brands or insist on buying Australian then don't go to Macdonalds or Hungry jacks, or Woolies, or one of those shops like Crazy Clarkes and The Warehouse who mainly sell imported brands and some of them are actually good. Crazy Clarkes is going into recievership so even though it puts an end to that company and their imports. That will stop Aussie kids having a chance at after-school work and thousands will lose their jobs, but hey, you wont be supporting overseas-owned companies so all good.
Don't support overseas car manufacturers and only buy Aussie made cars, it may diminish our international trade relationships and everyone in the country may live on the street soon but atleast we will be supporting Australian goods. Imports actually help strengthen trade relations.
If you're willing to buy from neighbours, surely you must realise that somewhere along the line they will buy off you.
At the moment our mining resources have taken a beating from overseas sales. That's what's causing our crisis. If you send the message to the world that hey, "we dont want your goods," then they're obviously going to return the favour. So to all you people who insist you have to only buy Australian, think about the 10,000 miners you may just have helped put out of work lately because the Japanese have stopped buying Australian minerals.
If you want to put money back into the economy, buy more Aussie made tobacco products and alcohol since that's where the Government gets the most of it's revenue.
Also buy some American stuff since Wall Street is the economic hub of the world and where the collapse happened.
This in turn may boost the world economy since it's a world-wide recession. To quote the Borg Queen of Star Trek, "You humans think in such 3 dimensional ways"
You only have to look at your favourite sports team and where their sponsorship lies (another part of Aussie culture) Stop buying those products if they're from overseas, no more sports team. Chances are even their uniform sponsor is foreign.
Macdonalds and Hungry Jacks (Burger King) are both Foreign owned and do great community work. Care-flight is sponsored by companies, some of them foreign owned too. They should be boycotted.
Then go into the super market and everytime you see a label that says "produced in Australia under licence to XXXXX using local and important ingredients" don't buy them either and even though you may cost thousands of jobs in the Aussie side of the operation, You won't be supporting foreign companies.