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.
Lord Stanhope suggests you have a holiday at home by attending the National Folk Festival, something we can agree on.
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.