Posted on 30. Sep, 2014 in News
The Liberals have done it again, ripping half a billion dollars from the car industry and helping drive 100,000 Victorians out of work.
New laws introduced into Federal Parliament last week would defund the Automotive Transformation Scheme, cutting $500 million over four years.
Modelling conducted by the University of Adelaide has estimated that the closure of the automotive industry in Victoria could cost 100,000 jobs.
Quotes attributable to Mr Andrews
“Denis Napthine will always be remembered as the Premier who did nothing while Ford, Holden and Toyota left our shores.”
“Denis Napthine’s TAFE cuts have made it harder for Victorians to retrain and re-enter the workforce.”
“A Premier who takes his orders from Tony Abbott can’t stand up for Victoria.”
- The Automotive Transformation Scheme encourages investment and innovation in the Australian automotive industry. The scheme provides assistance for investment in eligible research and development, and plant equipment.
- The south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne will be hardest hit along with suburbs in the north and north-west where the motor-vehicle producers are located.
- The University of Adelaide was commissioned by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) and released its report in April 2014.
- Federal Labor will oppose these changes.