What Happened to the Car Industry?

What Happened to the Car Industry?

by Ian Porter, Kim Carr

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Overview

The Australian car industry is almost 120 years old, and has become part of the nation’s industrial and social fabric. With protection from the federal government in the early years, and co-investment more recently, the industry thrived, and dragged Australia out of the farm era and into the ranks of industrialised countries.

These days, the industry has provided a great return on the taxpayer investment; income tax paid by automotive workers repays the taxpayer three times over. But this was not good enough for prime minister Tony Abbott, or his austerity-minded treasurer, Joe Hockey. They decided to bully the carmakers into leaving so the government could save a few dollars.

What Happened to the Car Industry? tells this story more in sorrow than in anger. It is an indictment of
political folly and industrial vandalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925307917
Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd
Publication date: 05/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 337 KB

About the Author

The first story Ian Porter wrote when he joined The Age in 1971 was about the car industry. The automotive sector has been the main theme in his journalism career, whether he was at The Age, The Advertiser, or the Australian Financial Review. He has reported from Europe, Japan, Korea, and China, and has also worked as a business editor, columnist, commentator, and motor-racing reporter. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, two children, a 2005 Mitsubishi 380 made in Adelaide, and a 1964 Morris Cooper S made in Sydney.

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