As Australians prepare to spend around $50 billion in the lead up to Christmas Day, Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has urged Pearce locals to shop small in our community.
“The coming month is when many local businesses take risks, make investments and employ more locals in the hope that the upswing in Christmas retail trade makes it possible,” Mr Porter said.
“You can find those unique gifts and must-haves for family, friends and loved ones in our local stores.
“All your grocery needs for the festive season can be bought from small and local Pearce businesses.
“Almost everything you need this Christmas can be found close to home in Pearce.”
Mr Porter said many of the Pearce small businesses employ more young people and those looking for casual work during the Christmas season.
“Christmas is a vital injection of cash and confidence into our community and a chance to help our small businesses employ more locals and support the local economy.
Mr Porter supports Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack’s challenge to Australians this Christmas – think local and shop small.