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Thursday, 15 September 1983
Page: 861

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. We the citizens of the City of Woodville and supported by the citizens of South Australia, being deeply concerned over the threat of closure of the Woodville plant of General Motors-Holdens, respectfully show:

1. That the management of General Motors-Holdens has failed over a period of more than two (2) years to give any assurances that the Woodville Plant would continue in operation.

2. That a recent statement attributed to the GMH Managing Director, states:

'The overall objective of our South Australian rationalisation plan has been to eliminate all productive activities on the Woodville site'.

This statement has not been refuted.

3. That the elimination of the Woodville plant will cause enormous social dislocation, hardship and misery to the citizens of Woodville and South Australia.

Your petitioners therefore pray that the Parliament of Australia will condemn this callous disregard for the citizens of Woodville and South Australia, and do all in its power to force General Motors-Holdens to retain its operations at the Woodville plant.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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