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Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Page: 61

Senator JOYCE (Leader of the Nationals in the Senate) (6:38 PM) —You said that the Business Council of Australia had problems with regard to costing. You referred to the fact that most people changed prices all the time. Was there an indication that, now that we have clarity in pricing, we might actually move to clarity of where the goods actually come from? In this way, we could clearly identify which goods are made predominantly in Australia in terms of quantity and value as opposed to those made elsewhere. The other area of serious concern is the slow degradation of the Made in Australia brand. Is it the government’s view that, seeing that there is strong support for clarity in pricing, there would also be very strong support for clarity in identification of where the goods are actually made?