Save the Australian Car Industry
  • Petitioned Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

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Save the Australian Car Industry

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      Save the Australian Car Industry

Since the earliest days of the motor car, the industry has enjoyed bipartisan support at all levels of government in Australia.

The car industry, and the many industries that supply it, pay the wages for more than two hundred thousand Australians. It sustains families, communities and regions throughout Australia.

It is the cornerstone on which one million manufacturing jobs rest.
We strongly oppose the $500 million cut to the car industry’s legislated investment demanded by the Coalition.

We are concerned by the Coalition’s refusal to commit to any assistance beyond 2015, which would deny the industry a further $1 billion in the years to 2020.

This policy would not just sacrifice the car industry. It would decimate Australian manufacturing. It would deny our children the opportunities which are their heritage and their future.

A sustainable car manufacturing industry must be a partnership between car companies, workers and their unions, and all sides of politics, giving the industry the confidence to make the right long-term investments.

We therefore ask the House to remember its obligations to the working men and women of Australia, and call on the Coalition to abandon its opposition to the Australian Government’s firm commitments for the car industry’s future.

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    • Gai tito Reng MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      IAM strongly supporting this petition, because, its not right for this big business company to take our job away from here in Australia,this such company carry a heavy fine, due to their wrong doing,they have no right to obligate this case in any court,law,in Australia, common law, civil/consumer nor federal law,all the Australian company should keep their business here in Australia to keep the Australian workers maintain their living in good condition and thank

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    • Glenn Malycha LYNDOCH, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe automotive activities will always need to be subsidised to a degree and compared to other countries we still fall below par when it comes to government assistance. the flow on effect of job loss in this industry is tragic . I am in the wine industry and we get W.E.T. rebates, export and marketing grants etc and half of us wouldnt be here in good times if it werent for support in bad times. Let's keep Australian manufacturing alive. Let's keep our children fed.

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    • Kieran Cummings ESSENDON, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      High tech car jobs are vital for Australia's manufacturing survival. Removing skilled labour from the workforce is a backward step. Even Howard wouldn't have been this stupid.

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    • Robert Campbell MOUNT WAVERLEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I work for Omron who supply Automation components into all 3 car manufacturers as well as many of the Tier 1-3 suppliers.

      Our business rely's on the Automotive industry, without it we would be forced to cut staff.

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    • Travis Eylward GEELONG WEST, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This will be hurting my job and future.

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