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Ford brings FPV Falcon production in house [w/video]

Ford brings FPV Falcon production in house [w/video] | CAR INDUSTRY | Scoop.it
For the first time since 1976, Ford of Australia is bringing the assembly of its stonking Ford Performance Vehicle line back in-house to the company's

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Mike TheCar Guy's curator insight, February 22, 2013 5:19 PM

A look at some of the Ferocious Fords they produce for the market down under! Anyone else hoping for a Mad Max redux?! :)

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What happens next for Holden workers?

What happens next for Holden workers? | CAR INDUSTRY | Scoop.it
While Australia as a whole would likely move on from the death of Holden, it wouldn't be so easy for the local communities that rely on it.

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Michael Borell's curator insight, December 12, 2013 7:04 AM

Looks Like Holden begins it's nail in the coffin as the icon Australian Automotive company will be laid to rest in three years.

A sad blow to many Holden Enthusiast since a dramatic drop in sales over the past six years and relying on government bail out funding when Labour were in power Holden's reign is now coming to an end.

SCOTT BEVAN: As the prospect of no more Holden cars made in Australia sinks in around the nation, the Federal Opposition is blaming the Government for General Motors' decision to stop manufacturing vehicles here.
Labor says the Government goaded and taunted GM in Parliament this week.
It insists the company would have stayed if the Coalition had not cut the subsidy it would offer by $500 million.
The Prime Minister rejects that, saying Holden's two factories will shut because of a "perfect storm" of conditions, including the high Australian dollar.
Louise Yaxley reports.
LOUISE YAXLEY: The Federal Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, says the Holden decision is a disaster.
BILL SHORTEN: Thousands of people are losing their jobs because the Coalition Government can't or won't stand up for Australian jobs.
This is the largest economic defeat on the jobs front that we have seen in decades by any government, Liberal or Labor. Holden was once a brand for a motor car, it's now going to become, I'm afraid, a brand for the Abbott Government's disinterest in the jobs of ordinary Australians.

 

Report by Louise Yaxley.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2013/s3910162.htm

 

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Ford to shut Australian production

Ford to shut Australian production | CAR INDUSTRY | Scoop.it
Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, May 23, 2013 1:06 AM

How a strong exchange rate - driven higher by high global commodity prices - can bring about deindustrialisation in manufacturing sectors. 

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Toyota Australia announces 100 redundancies following export dip | CarAdvice

Toyota Australia announces 100 redundancies following export dip | CarAdvice | CAR INDUSTRY | Scoop.it
Up to 100 workers at Toyota Australia's Altona manufacturing plant will be made redundant next month as the local car maker reacts to a drop in export...

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dumontis's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:35 AM

No compulsory, but voluntary redundancies.