from today's newspaper


Here's something new for Australian consumers to watch out for>>


In case you can't read it, here's what it says:

"Made for Aussies"
"For those who check products for Australian production and content when purchasing their weekly needs, here's a new twist to watch out for.
An everyday used item stamped "Made for Australia" with the 'for' in smaller print."
by Hartley Folland, Glenelg North

I'm going to have to start checking a bit closer. Made for Australia, but by who? (whom?)

and another thing....



"Pipeline works
It seems to be common knowledge among people, in particular, South Australians, that when election time comes around, politicians seem to focus mainly on the eastern seaboard when trying to win votes. 
Is it not time they started thinking about certain matters that are happening on this side of the Great Dividing Range, i.e. the drought? I have personally looked into the situation of the Darling River, and have been informed by those in the industry that a pipeline could be built from up north and run by solar power.
I also spoke to a surveyor who has worked in the area above Mt Isa, and he saw no reason why a dam could not be built to harvest the rainfall (which comes down in metres not centimetres), and a pipeline built to the Darling or one of its tributaries.
With the machinery and technology that we have in this day and age, compared to what was available when the Morgan-Whyalla Pipeline was built, it should be a matter of priority. 
Or is a fast train from Geelong to Melbourne more important?
by C Martin, Tanunda"


Exactly what I've been saying, for how long now?

Comments

  1. You guy have some of the same issues as we do, still: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi! (I probably spelled Oi wrong.)

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    1. joeh; you got it right, Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

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  2. As Joe H says, different country, same problems.

    The ones who grease the palms get what they want, and it's sad to see.

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    1. messymimi; It's a worldwide problem. Money talks, quality walks (out the door)

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  3. Very tricky...very sneaky labelling!!!! Grrrrrrrr!!!

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    1. Lee; they always manage to find the loopholes.

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  4. We in Canada have similar issues, i.e. packaged in Canada but could have been made anywhere.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wiswebwoman; I've learned to look for "Product of Australia" as well as "Made in Australia". What I don't like is "Made in Australia from imported ingredients" and they don't say where the ingredients are imported from. Now I have to watch out for this new one.

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  5. Not on the same level as your water woes, but we can't get cable out here, only five miles out of town. They run it to the prison, but not to us, four miles past! I don't know what's going on with my Save A Lot dill pickles, either! They have been my favorite for years. The last two jars I bought, within the month, have been SOFT! So soft you can stab your thumb through one pulling it out of the jar! I should probably read the label more closely. Might be a change that I've missed.

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    1. Val; Only five miles from town, but you can't get cable unless you pay a hefty cost for it to be installed? Or they just won't run it to your place anyway? Sad that the prisoners get to enjoy what you can't. on the other hand, they probably can't duck out every day for a diet coke, so there is that. Have you inquired about the cost of installing cable?

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  6. hmmm...I don't think I've seen "Made in USA" in about 100 years.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; really? That's shocking! Who makes all your stuff? What about your car industry? Doesn't America still make cars?

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  7. They do seem to know how to get around the issue with just one word. Now you will have me looking more closely at the "Made in USA" stickers and see if the word "for" has been substituted.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; yes please, look closely at all stickers and packaging. See where your items come from. If they say Made In America (or USA) are they 100% made in America or are the elements made somewhere else and only assembled in America. plenty of Australian goods are labelled Made In Australia, yet the components are made somewhere else and sent here to be assembled. As long as the actual manufacturing is over 50% the claim can be Made in Australia. I think that's wrong, but try fighting big business.

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