Fair enough mate, I didn't know the difference, no offence.I love Aussie-made - I agree with you, the quality is amazing but sadly most of it is in the past now. I've been derided on this board for driving a Falcon ute but it's tough as nails and very cheap to fix. I have a pair of Rossi boots that cost more than foreign made but they're still going strong years after I bought them. The very best woollen blankets are still Onkaparainga, we have a few sets of those that are still in great condition keeping us warm each winter decades after the mills here in South Australia closed - not disposable rubbish, made to last a lifetime (and more).
The problem is our own government stabbed Aussie manufacturing in the back because there was a quick buck to be made - I remember years ago when we still had a car industry the ACCC directed governments at all levels NOT to discriminate in favour of Australian made cars when doing fleet purchases because it was against competition policy. I mean - for God's sake, can you imagine any other country directing government purchasing AWAY from local manufacturing?
The level playing field was a total fallacy - Aussie workers were sold out. These politicians on both sides don't give a damn - it's not their kids who are left with rubbish 'service industry' jobs.