Media Release - Go Local First Campaign Launch

19 November 2021

DARWIN - 19 November 2021

The Member for Solomon, Luke Gosling, will today launch the Go Local First Northern Territory campaign to support small local business ahead of the holiday season. 
 
5:00PM 
FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021

DOM’S BAR 
SHOP 7/60 ARALIA ST 
NIGHTCLIFF
 

ABOUT GO LOCAL FIRST:

The year-long extension of the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign is urging Australians to buy from small businesses in our community to strengthen our local economy and create local jobs.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global economic downturn hit the small businesses in the Solomon community we all know and love, far harder than large businesses.

 

The campaign is coordinated by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), and highlights the vital role small business plays in our nation’s economy, in keeping communities thriving and creating local jobs. 

 

Research commissioned by COSBOA shows Australians are spending more at small local businesses since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but volatile lockdowns and border closures have made for a sporadic recovery.

 

Australians see expediting our economic recovery and creating local jobs as the most important issues for the country, after managing the spread of the coronavirus, the research has found.

 

Small businesses account for just over one-third of Australia’s GDP and a full economic recovery will not be possible without small local businesses creating jobs for their communities.

 

We want to see Australians out there supporting their local grocers, butchers, and accountants, which in turn will allow them to employ locally and continue to be the fabric of their community.

 

We still need local communities to stand by small businesses and support them in job creation as we emerge from Australia’s first recession in three decades.

 

For more information on the campaign or to be part of it, go to: www.golocalfirst.com.au