Australian Made Week kicks off
Above: Carbitool products are certified Australian made, shown here compression, spiral finishing and straight bits.
Today marks the start of a week-long campaign as Australian Made Week kicks off. The aim is to further promote Australian made and grown products, in particlular those that have obtained the registered certification trademark. The campaign runs from June 6 to 12.
The AMAG logo can only be used on products that are registered with the not-for-profit Australian Made Campaign Ltd (AMCL), and which meet the criteria set out in the Australian Consumer Law and the AMAG Logo Code of Practice. For more than 30 years, the AMAG logo has helped thousands of brands communicate their Australian credentials as a sales and marketing asset.
AMCL is not a government body and does not receive government funding for its core operations, which are licensing companies to use the logo and promoting Australian products both in Australia and overseas. In 2002, the Federal Government transferred ownership of the logo to AMCL via a Deed of Assignment and Management, which sets out strict conditions under which AMCL may administer the logo.
The Remade in Australia campaign was a related initiative of the Australian Government that aimed to showcase the importance of recycling and the potential of recycled waste as a resource as opposed to ‘rubbish’. The campaign ran between 5 December 2021 and 9 April 2022 and was not associated with, or funded by, the Australian Made Campaign. The campaign supported the delivery of the National Waste Policy Action Plan targets by improving consumer information about the importance of recycling, thereby improving the quality of materials in kerbside recycling collection.