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Mark McKenzie, joined Kaz on the Today Show

GO LOCAL FIRST does the Morning Show

GO LOCAL FIRST Campaign Spokesman, Mark McKenzie, joined Kaz on the Today Show to talk about the challenges facing small businesses around Australia. Small businesses provide local communities with vitality – they’re the lifeblood of our communities.
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GO LOCAL FIRST IN LOCKDOWN TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS

(Canberra) – Australians are being urged to continue to spend with local businesses as the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign returns to the airwaves today, with an initial focus on supporting small businesses affected by lockdowns. GO LOCAL FIRST will highlight the crucial role small business plays in the nation’s economy and the continued need for A...
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GO local first is back, bigger and better than ever

(Sydney) The year-long extension of GO LOCAL FIRST today announced by The Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, is incredibly welcome news, according to GO LOCAL FIRST spokesperson Mark McKenzie. “Australia’s 3.5 million small businesses are the heartbeat of their local communities and...
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GDP DATA WELCOME BUT GO LOCAL FIRST FOR SECTORS DOING IT TOUGH

Fresh data from the ABS showing gross domestic product grew 3.3 per cent in the September Quarter was welcomed by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia. “The fact GDP growth has rebounded to the strongest quarterly growth since 1968, as the economy begins its recovery from COVID-19, is fantastic news for Australians and small busi...
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GO LOCAL FIRST WITH A LOCAL LEGENDS’ LUNCH AND WIN THIS WEEKEND!

From bushfires and floods through to the pandemic, we’ve all had a tough year but this weekend is the light at the end of the tunnel. COSBOA is joining with ACAPMA, New Sunrise Group, Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP and the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Hon Michaelia Cash MP to launch the GO LOCAL FIRST Local Leg...
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GO LOCAL FIRST TO BUILD ON THE JOBS RECOVERY

Fresh data from the ABS showing almost 180,000 more people were in work in October compared to September was welcomed by The Council of Small Business Organisations. “The fact another 180,000 people are in work over just a month is great news, as the economy begins its recovery from COVID-19,” said COSBOA Chief Executive Peter Strong. “We’r...
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GO LOCAL FIRST WITH A LOCAL LEGENDS’ LUNCH AND WIN!

From bushfires and floods through to the pandemic, we’ve all had a tough year. With summer just around the corner, there’s an opportunity for all Australians to look forward to taking time out for long overdue catch ups with family and friends. It’s a chance to celebrate the start of summer and to encourage Aussies to (responsibly, adhering t...
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Green and Gold Kangaroo Jumps in with GO LOCAL FIRST Campaign

The GO LOCAL FIRST Campaign, run by COSBOA, is proud to partner with Australian Made to highlight and promote Australian small businesses producing goods in Australia. This partnership will see GO LOCAL FIRST and Australian Made work together to help small businesses through the most difficult period since the Great Depression. GO LOCAL FIRST and A...
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Support small businesses as Covid-19 assistance winds back – Media Release

TAKE DIRECT ACTION TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS – COSBOA Australians are urged take direct action by going local first to get small businesses through the pandemic as various assistance programs, like JobKeeper, payroll tax arrangements, and changes to the commercial tenancy code, come to an end or are reduced. “The end of September was always goi...
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