Author: AusAlt21

An Australian Alternative supports Environmental Sustainability

Be More Sustainable with an Australian Alternative In light of 2020, it’s apparent that the Australian economy is far too reliant on imported goods. Although globalisation has brought myriad cultures together and resulted in all kinds of technological and creative advancement, it’s had some significant drawbacks. For one, CO2 emissions from freight account for thirty…

Products made in Australia from imported goods

Can a product be “made in Australia from imported ingredients”? Australians are increasingly concerned with supporting local makers. As such, more and more people are asking what it means if a product is “made in Australia”. Specifically, they want to know if a product made in Australia from imported ingredients still qualifies. The most recognisable…

Shop Australian Made and Owned

Why It Pays to Shop Australian Made and Owned You know the green and gold symbol well. You can easily identify Australian made and owned businesses and their products on account of the coveted Australian Made, Australian Grown logo. It’s the true mark of authenticity that sets one Aussie brand apart from the next. But,…

the Australian Alternative story mission and values

Our story is one of vision and perseverance, driven by the desire to uplift local communities and support Aussie businesses nationwide. Our name encapsulates what we do: we want to connect people across the country with an exceptional Australian alternative to the cheaply-made international product they need to replace. Most Aussies want to buy products…

The Great Train Robbery of Maryborough For decades, Maryborough, north of Brisbane, has been the proud train manufacturing hub of the state. The town was involved in constructing every set of Queensland Rail’s electric trains since they were first introduced to the fleet. But when Downer EDI lost its contract to build the next set…

Fact of the week – Australian Shiraz When it comes to maintaining the worlds’ oldest Shiraz vines, you’d expect that a small chateau in Southern France would hold the title. Far from it! In fact, Australia lays claim to have the oldest continuously producing Shiraz vineyard in the world. While other vineyards across the globe…

How You Can Help Save the Aussie Wine Industry Australia’s wine industry is facing devastating losses this Christmas. China has announced tariffs of between 100 and 200% on all exports. This will double, or even triple the price of a bottle. In fact, it will make wine so expensive that no one will buy it. Beijing claims Australia…