IN the lead-up to Christmas Day, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has urged Far North Queenslanders to back small business and shop locally.
“The holiday season is when many small businesses work their hardest and employ more locals to meet the demands of the Christmas retail trade period,” Mr Entsch said.
“It is important we support our small businesses which are the engine room of our economy and we can do this by shopping local this holiday season.
“You can find something special and truly unique in our own backyard for family, friends and loved ones to enjoy, and Leichhardt has wonderful small businesses offering an abundance of choice.”
Mr Entsch said many of Leichhardt’s 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 boost for our community, and it is a chance to help our small businesses employ more local people and keep money flowing around our local economy,” Mr Entsch said.
Mr Entsch has also backed the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack’s call to Australians this Christmas – buy local and shop local.
“By backing small business this holiday season you are supporting the 5.6 million hard-working Australians which they employ – make this Christmas merry and shop local,” Mr McCormack said.
Today marks 20 days until Christmas Day.