Clive Palmer
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Palmer wants a colour code to show 'how Aussie' goods are

C'MON Aussies. That is the latest call from billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer.

The Palmer United Party wants to introduce colour-coding for food at point of sale so that shoppers know how much of a product is produced in Australia.

Mr Palmer said that it his party was elected, it would introduce food labelling which will see a red tag on products made with more than 5% of non-Australian components.

"Under the current laws, it is impossible to determine the breakdown between ingredients and packaging when an item is labelled Australian-made," Mr Palmer said.

Items with 95% or more Australian ingredients and packaging would carry a green and gold tag.

"This will help to grow Australian jobs and the economy," Mr Palmer said.

The policy announcement follows others from Mr Palmer over the weekend, including $80 billion for the health sector and scrapping the carbon tax.

Mr Palmer said it was "about time" politicians started focusing on the needs of citizens, not their own selfish interests. The Federal Government already spends $81 billion on health.

Mr Palmer wants his party to contest all 150 House of Representatives seats and appoint a Senate team in each state and territory.

It has already endorsed candidates in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

Would you pay a few cents more for a product because it's Australian made?

This poll ended on 11 July 2013.

Current Results

Definitely - we need to protect our jobs

57%

Possibly, if it was a superior product

21%

I'd like to but I can't really afford to

14%

No way - I buy the cheapest I can get

6%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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