Ford Australia to shut

1160 Australians are going to be out of work and the costly carbon tax, which Julia Gillard promised we wouldn’t have under her government, is sharing a chunk of the blame. Ford Australia is closing their Geelong plant amid a diminishing market and “much more expensive” energy costs in Victoria due to the scam we have come to know as the ‘Carbon Tax’.


Ford flees Australia

Jessica Irvine on the economic and political fall-out of the Ford shut-down

GOVERNMENT intervention would not have saved Ford Australia’s manufacturing jobs, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says.

Ford Australia president and CEO Bob Graziano today announced that the company would shut the Geelong engine factory, costing 510 jobs, and the Broadmeadows car assembly line, shedding another 650 positions.

Sacked workers have been offered a $39 million rescue package from the Federal and Victorian governments to help them find a new job.

Dr Napthine met with Ford representatives today and was told there was nothing either the Victorian or Federal governments could do to change their decision, he said.

“I made it very clear to them: ‘Is there anything we can do to change the mind of your company’, and they said: ‘there’s nothing you can…

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