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Spend my pretties! Spend!

By johnboy - 24 March 2009 87

Our Chiefly Leader commands that you stay in town this easter and blow your stimulus locally.

    The print, television and radio advertising campaign is similar to the one conducted prior to last Christmas, encourages Canberrans to shop locally and spend time in the ACT over the Easter long weekend.

    “Due to the current global economic situation, it is important that the ACT Government continues to actively support the local business community in any way we can. We need to work together to help cushion our businesses, and their employees, from any significant decline in consumer confidence, and Canberrans spending their money locally is one way that we can all help,” Mr Stanhope said

    The campaign will run from 23 March to 5 April 2009 in all local media and is designed to coincide with the payment of the Federal Government’s Back-to-School Bonus, the Single Income FamilyBonus and the $900 Tax Bonus for Working Families.

    “The ‘one off’ government payments will mean that many Canberrans will have a little extra to spend and we’d like to see some of this money being spent in our local retail and hospitality outlets”, Mr Stanhope said.

A little disappointing to see the recipients of the advertising loot though:

WIN Television, Southern Cross 10, Prime TV, The Canberra Times, City News, FM104.7, Mix 106, 2CA and 2CC.

Feeling a little bit like the last kid picked here!

So anyway, go on, I know you’ve been gagging to tell us all about how you’re going to spend your $900.

What’s Your opinion?

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87 Responses to
Spend my pretties! Spend!
Starscream @ work 3:02 pm 24 Mar 09

Straight into the savings acount.

Skidbladnir 2:58 pm 24 Mar 09

You can’t spend it on iconic branded food, we don’t own those.
You can’t spend it on tinned food, subsidies and globalisation has meant it is cheaper for Canberrans to buy tomatoes tinned in Italy and shipped acorss the world than buy the tinned tomatoes from around Sydney.
Don’t spend it on fuel, it will end up either in Russia, Africa, or in the US.
You can’t spend it on electronics, it’ll go to China after leaving the hands of Bing Lee\Harvey Norman\Jb HiFi.
If you buy pretty shiny things for David Jones, also to China after leaving their hands.
Nor computer parts, we don’t produce those here, probably to Taiwan, China, India.
If you spend it on clothing, again to China, India, Indonesia, or parts of Africa.

To maximise its impact on the Australian economy:
Spend it on garage sales, plants & vegetables you find down at the flea markets,
local prostitutes, local performance acts, local bars that produce their own product, local services , domestic tourist holidays, and things that attract as much taxation as possible (like cigarettes or gambling).
And encourage everyone who receives the profits on those items to do the same.

Don’t pay down debt with it, the point is to keep it liquid in the short-term.

pptvb 2:55 pm 24 Mar 09

Haven’t seen a cent yet, doubt we will.
Maybe we should have chosen Centrelink as a career choice?

trevar 2:51 pm 24 Mar 09

Also debt. That’s the whizz-bang vacuum cleaner paid off!

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:40 pm 24 Mar 09

No stimulus for the Berlina family…


Reprobate 2:27 pm 24 Mar 09

12 months rego for my car ($808), trailer ($52) and a slap-up meal of takeaway Chinese from the Golden Crown in Tuggeranong ($40). That’s it, all gone…

Igglepiggle 2:23 pm 24 Mar 09

Debt here too. Yeah Yeah I know, not the intention… but I bet a lot of it gets used that way

Danman 2:15 pm 24 Mar 09

I think we wll use ours to knock some debt on the head rather than spend it on superflous items.

Spam Box 2:14 pm 24 Mar 09


powell01 2:01 pm 24 Mar 09

Upgrade the home PC and a bit of work on the car, or if my wife gets a hold of it, the mortgage.

realityskin 1:54 pm 24 Mar 09

If I was entitled to the $900 I’d put it on red !

Jim Jones 1:26 pm 24 Mar 09

$900 worth of ginger beer. Just imagine it.

p1 1:21 pm 24 Mar 09

I am waiting until I see an advertisement for one of Fyshwick’s adult shops selling a “stimulus package”.

Otherwise, thinking I’ll get a bag and rack for the back of my motorcycle.

Inappropriate 1:15 pm 24 Mar 09

Does it count if I stay in Canberra but buy stuff online from HK?

ramblingted 1:08 pm 24 Mar 09

We have a new fridge, called Kevin

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