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Employment increases in automotive industry despite imminent closures of car manufacturing

A recent Environmental Scan released by Auto Skills Australia revealed that employment in the Australian automotive sector increased during the 2012/13 financial year, despite...

Joe Hockey accuses the AMWU of “being at war” with Toyota

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has accused the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) of deliberately obstructing Toyota’s attempts to cut high costs and jeopardizing the...

Alcoa completes Iowa expansion as auto manufacturing’s demand for aluminum increases

Alcoa has completed the $300 million expansion to its Iowa facility which is dedicated to supplying aluminum sheet products to the automotive industry. The...

GM’s Stefan Jacoby says no amount of government aid could have saved Holden’s factory

General Motor’s head of international operations Stefan Jacoby has admitted that he was the one who proposed the decision to close down Holden’s manufacturing...

South Australia’s State Government at auto industry roundtable in Melbourne

Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade Minister, Tom Kenyon attended the first of two automotive industry roundtable meetings which was held in Melbourne yesterday. According to the...

What’s next for car parts makers after Holden announcement?

The Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers (FAPM) said General Motors’ decision to cease Holden’s Australian manufacturing in 2017 could lead to the end of...

Industry reacts to Korea-Australian Free Trade Agreement

The Abbott government has secured a free trade agreement with South Korea that will eliminate tariffs on Australian agricultural exports, including beef, wheat, sugar,...

Ford insists on public R&D support

Car manufacturer Ford has asked for more public funding, despite the fact that the company is shutting down its manufacturing plants in Australia. The company...

AI Group wants New Car Plan funding to push through

The Australian Industry Group has forwarded its first submission to the Productivity Commission’s review into the automotive industry. According to a media release Ai Group...

Shorten backs Napthine’s call to keep car subsidies

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says the Federal Government must continue its subsidies to the automotive industry to protect jobs in Victoria. Mr. Shorten’s pronouncement comes...
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