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Australia Gets a ‘Swadeshi’ Agenda As Unions Push For ‘Buy Australia’ Laws

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Australia’s peak union body is urging both sides of politics to support a push to use locally manufactured goods in all major government projects.

The ACTU has proposed a ‘Buy Australia Act’, similar to the ‘Buy American’ legislation introduced in the US in 2009, to help boost jobs and the economy.

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“Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull needs to stand up for working people in Australia by creating local opportunities for both workers and businesses — a Buy Australian Act would do this,” secretary Dave Oliver said in a statement on Monday.

Online Source: News.com.au.

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