Calls on shoppers to dump Westfield and buy their Christmas presents from the bush to help businesses and farmers struggle with drought
- Liberal senator NSW Hollie Hughes prepares campaign for Christmas
- She wants people to go beyond malls when they buy presents
- Its campaign is intended to help cities struggling with devastating drought
Don't be shocked, but there are only 105 days until Christmas.
If that makes you think about coming up with gift ideas, a federal politician wants you to look beyond the city's shopping malls and to cities struggling with drought.
NSW Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes is preparing a campaign that encourages Australians to buy at least one Christmas gift online from a company in a rural area.
& # 39; (I want to) try to encourage people to think outside their own Westfield shopping center and buy a Christmas gift online, support a company in a city affected by the drought and return some money to the cities to keep things circulating, ”she told AAP.
A federal politician wants you to look beyond the shopping centers of the city and to cities that are struggling with drought (stock image)
& # 39; It's one thing with the farmers and getting support to them, but there are many companies and families with no assets on the land and it is those companies that often do not survive these times. & # 39;
She has already started the campaign with Moree toy store Robin & # 39; s Nest and a printing company, Simply Print Anything, located in various northern NSW cities and hopes to get chambers of commerce and other companies on board in the coming months.
And she talked about the idea with coalition colleagues when they met each other in Canberra on Tuesday hoping to harness the megaphone politicians with their social media, websites and media attention to promote regional stores.
Her suggestions include buying gifts for children, printing Christmas cards or school labels for children, or getting restaurant and accommodation vouchers for a mini break.
NSW Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes is preparing a campaign to encourage Australians to buy at least one Christmas gift online from a company in a rural area that is struggling with drought (stock image)
Senator Hughes said that farmers are eternal optimists with confidence that the rain will now return any time.
# We know it will happen, but what will happen to these companies that fail in the meantime? They won't come back if it rains, & she said.
& # 39; What people don't understand in the cities, when a small town loses a family, it can make the school a size smaller so that they lose a teacher or lose a nurse.
& # 39; And then the entire flow-through effect that it can have on a community and a city can really end up being devastating. & # 39;
Her suggestions include buying gifts for children, printing Christmas cards or school labels for children, or getting restaurant and accommodation checks for a mini break (stock image)
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