Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Disclaimer: The Parliamentary Library does not warrant or accept liability for the accuracy or usefulness of the transcripts. These are copied directly from the broadcaster's website.
Car woes -

View in ParlViewView other Segments

EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Holden today announced its cutting 170 jobs at its Adelaide plant because of slowing car sales.

The company has already reduced production this year and says it hopes to make the new cuts through voluntary redundancies.

Yesterday 400 workers were stood down in South Australia and Victoria by car part maker Autodom.

TED BAILLIEU, VICTORIAN PREMIER: It is a fact that the motor vehicle manufacturers have been doing it hard whether it's the dollar, whether it's competition, whether it's other factors and they are seeking to adjust.

EMMA ALBERICI: Talks have failed to resolve Autodom's financial problems and Ford and Holden only have stock to last until next week.

If Autodom collapses, thousands more car industry jobs could be lost.