Boycotting Brumby’s Bakery? learn more about them, including their Liberal Party connections

There has been a lot of talk in the past 24 hours about boycotting Brumby’s Bakeries for their encouraging their franchise holders to put up their prices and blame it on the carbon pricing.

But, what ever dark corner of the business world Brumby’s crawled out of, it is time to shine a light on them, just exactly are we giving our money to when we buy their products.

First up, is their connection with the Liberal Party.
Brumby’s is just one brand / franchise owned by Retail Food Group. RFG was founded by Murray D’Almeida

He has held a variety of Non-Executive positions with the Queensland Branch of the Liberal Party of Australia, both as a member of the Finance Committee and the Queensland State Executive.
Source: here

Is it any surprise that someone that connected to the Liberal Party would be happy with franchise holders risking huge, massive fines in order to push a political agenda.

Next, is their use of 457 visas. This was a scheme or scam that saw qualified workers imported into Australia where there were skills shortages. A good idea, but even hairdressers were getting 457 visas, it was little more than a way to get cheap labour without the need to provide training.

As Brumby’s said, in june of this year “The main issue for us has always been staffing, especially finding bakers. About 4 years ago we decided to sponsor our first overseas baker on a 457 Visa”. I see their point. Finding someone who can open a huge bag of premixed bread mix, dumping it in the mixer and hitting the On switch takes skills as elusive as the Higgs-Boson particle.

One last thing, the following brands and trademarks are registered to Brumby’s Bakery

Interesting to note, their most recent trademark was for “Dough Lovers” – and yes, as it turns out, they are. ‘Dough’ as a euphemism for money, should have tipped us off.

Baker’s Delight, anyone?

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2 Comments to “Boycotting Brumby’s Bakery? learn more about them, including their Liberal Party connections”

  1. Thank you for doing the investigation into the Liberal Party connections. I hope the ACCC demands they roll out some dough.

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