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    Election & Holden

    Since Abbot doesn't seem to support helping the Australian automotive industry.
    No love for auto industry in Coalition's manufacturing policy
    Tony Abbott has announced the Coalition's manufacturing policy, and there's no extra funding for the ailing car sector. It's an area of key difference between the two major parties, because Labor has promised an extra $700 million to help keep Holden and Ford afloat. Mr Abbott won't match it because he says he won't run around with a blank cheque before an election. Mr Abbott also stepped back from a promise not to make any front bench changes if elected.
    Sadly, does this election result mean the end of Holden manufacturing in Australia?

    Abbott Wins: Australia 'Under New Management'

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    Opposition Leader Tony Abbott demands Holden boost export strategy
    "We would certainly be prepared to look at further generous assistance but we'd want to make sure, and this is very important, that Holden had credible plans to reduce their cost of production and to boost their volumes and the only way to boost their volumes is to have a serious export strategy," he said.
    With Holden being the most expensive operation for GM, they just may use this election of Abbott as an excuse to close Holden manufacturing in 2016.

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    I don't think this was good result for auto manufacturing in OZ. We can kiss goodbye world class Internet as well.



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    Re: Election & Holden

    Holden may need to return to the days of guerrilla re-engineering dud import platforms, which will be super hard to hide in today's hyper-connected world.

    Dud Internet may just yet prove to be useful...

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    They say we get the government we deserve

    Don't know what I did to deserve that prick
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    Buick & GMC at the moment is the only brand that can safe Holden's manufacturing.

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    We can Hope for the best but I will prepare for the worst

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    Now you Australians know what America's had to put up with since 1980...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commodoreman2000 View Post

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    Whoever created that Meme is now their own joke. Never used an apostrophe in "its" in a possessive context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by from oz View Post
    Whoever created that Meme is now their own joke. Never used an apostrophe in "its" in a possessive context.

    Yeah I wondered if anyone would pick that up

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    Re: Election & Holden

    For a forum that prides itself on staying out of politics things seem to have gone off track a little bit.

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    At least people will be able to claim a tax benefit for a car they use 100% for personal use again. Yay!!! [/sarcasm].

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHotMike View Post
    For a forum that prides itself on staying out of politics things seem to have gone off track a little bit.
    You get that
    Last edited by VS Ute 5Litre; 09-08-2013 at 01:04 AM.
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