Alan Johnson questioned manufacturing’s new industry minister, Ian MacFarlane, on the major issues facing industry going into 2014.
The Coalition Government may yet save Australia’s car manufacturing industry because the ramifications of losing it would be too great to contemplate.
Auto maker Volvo has sealed a $874 million loan from China Development Bank Corp. This is the second loan the company has received from the bank.
Car production in the UK increased at its fastest pace this year in October, according to official statistics.
The United States government plans to sell its remaining 31.1 million shares in General Motors before the year’s end.
Toyota must make significant cost cuts to keep its Altona factory running.
Fortescue Metals Group’s CEO Nev Power has told a business event that subsidies to auto makers needed to end.
Automotive Holdings Group will be the major sponsor of the Melbourne Football Club AFL team for the next three years.
Auto workers are pushing the Coalition Government to bring forward its decision on auto industry funding before it’s too late.
About 50 engineers walked off the job at Holden’s Port Melbourne engine plant yesterday.
Automotive workers, who will today talk with the government about the future of the auto industry, will not be joined by Holden representatives.
About 150 workers at Holden’s Fishermans Bend engine assembly plant went on strike over caps on redundancy payments.
Three workers were injured in an industrial accident at the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, California yesterday.
Australia is expected to set a new car sales record in 2103. If it does, this will be the second year in a row that the record has been broken.
The boss of General Motors visited Australia but failed to tour the Elizabeth car-making factory or to meet workers or their representatives.
Ford will axe its Ford Performance Vehicles two years before it winds up its manufacturing operations in Australia.
A federal Liberal backbencher has slammed government support of the struggling automotive sector, calling such assistance corporate welfare.
Many within the automotive industry blame the previous government’s plans to change the FBT regime for a drop in car sales in October.
Some of the workers from the Caterpillar plant in Burnie will work at the factory in Thailand that took jobs from their own plant.
A confidential leaked report by chair of South Australia’s Advanced Manufacturing Council has detailed plans on how the state might cope with the closure of Holden’s Elizabeth factory, which could happen as soon as 2016.