With Australians expected to spend around $50 billion in the period leading up to Christmas Day, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has urged Territorians to shop locally.
“From the many local stores which have unique gifts and must-haves for family, friends and loved ones, to small businesses which sell the groceries necessary for the festive season, there is nothing we need this Christmas which Territory small businesses don’t sell,” Senator Scullion said.
Senator Scullion said many of the Territory’s small businesses took on additional young people and those looking for casual work during the Christmas season.
“Christmas provides a vital injection of cash and confidence into our community and a chance to help our small businesses employ more local – particularly young – people and keep that money flowing around our local economy.”
Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack said: “Through your support and the hard work of millions of Aussies and their small businesses, this can be a merry Christmas for local jobs and for our communities.”