Our Government should Support Australian Manufacturers
- Prime Minister of Australia
The Australian Government is awarding contracts for the manufacture of uniforms for Government Agencies such as Defence, Fire, Police and Emergency Services where either the fabric and/or garment is made overseas. In most cases the products purchased overseas are inferior in quality to what can be produced in Australia.
THESE OVERSEAS COMPANIES CONTRIBUTE NOTHING TO THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY!
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Contracts are often awarded to overseas manufacturers based on price, however the overseas manufacturers do not have to meet the same strict manufacturing standards as enforced on Australian based companies e.g Compliance to EPA and OHS Legislation, Government legislated taxes and entitlements such as Minimum Wage Rates, Payroll tax, Superannuation, Sick Leave, Rural Fire Service Levies, Long Service Leave, Maternity Leave. Compliance with all of these requirements comes at a cost that the Australian Government does not take into account when comparing value for money in their contract decisions.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH !!!!
Note:- Date of Article - October 2008
We the undersigned call on the Australian Government to Legislate that contracts for supply of uniforms for Government Employees must be awarded to Australian companies who manufacture the fabric and the garment in Australia.
The Our Government should Support Australian Manufacturers petition to Prime Minister of Australia was written by Adam and is in the category Government at GoPetition.