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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Welcome to thirty. Tonight - Australia's auto industry roles to a stop.Yeah, this week couldn't have been a worst week. I look around thinking how I started in this place, and now it's coming to an end.I'm going to tell you that was unbelievable!Also: How did one of Australia's most popular politicians fall out of favour so fast?The leader has now become from the choir boy to the dictator. The bloke is now living in a bubble. That jury between them would have watched 10,000 episodes of Law & Order.One of Australia's most loved actors tries his hand at something new.Because it's not my - you know it's not something I would rely on for an income stream. It was a pretty terrific safety net of, "I don't really care." Tomorrow night marijuanas an historic day in Australian manufacturing, one that explains why many voters were understood whelmed by the Turnbull Government message that there's never been a more exciting time to be Australian. The last locally manufactured Ford motor vehicle will roll off the production line tomorrow. Cars can be produced more cheaply elsewhere. One of the hallmarks of the new global economy. At Ford, 600 workers will be out of jobs and that's just the start. More than 3,500 Holden and Toyota workers will also become unemployed starting next month when those companies prepare to stop making cars in Australia too. Despite efforts to retrain the affected workers, experts say that history shows they have a rough road ahead. Jessica Longbottom reports.

This week in particular...This week has been the worst week, you know. And just felt like, wow, I'm leaving this place, you know. It was really hard. I look around and thinking how I started in this place and now it's coming to an end. This is the last time Ford workers Dominik and Doreen carry out this afterwork ritual.This car is good. I like the Territory. It's a good one.Beautiful. Nice and smooth ride.At the end of each shift at Ford's Broadmeadows's plant, the couple drive a new car that's rolled off the production line. It's a final road test before the car reach it is customer.I look out for, you know, squeak and rattle issues, road noises, I just always wonder who's buying this car and, you know, like, is it a private buyer, is it a government car, police car, what is it? Like, who is it going to go to? I'm going to miss this.Yeah.Doreen has been with Ford for 23 years. Dominik almost 30.Ford has been like a second home for me, or should I say first home.Yeah.It was as young workers there in the 1990s that they first met.I used to do quality checks like checking the torque and the guns, and Doreen used to do the child retrain bracket, after she fit the parcel train. I had to check the gun and check the outcome. There was a few extra safe children, I think, all those years because there was extra checks done. Glory days, were great. Thousands of people in there, we were pumping cars like there was no tomorrow.But by the late '90s, sales were declining, tariffs were dropping and the job losses started. Three years ago, Ford announced it would cease car manufacturing in Australia and the -- and they learnt they an eel be out of a job.I hope everything works out. I really enjoy working for Ford and I'm going to miss it. (SOBS).They will go into a local job market in Melbourne's north already struggling with high rates of unemployment and poverty.So you're not working at the moment? No.This financial counselling service is planning for an influx of local Ford workers when their redundancy packages dry up.We are concerned. Meedzly they're not going to be in financial difficulty but in six to 12 months' time when that money starts running out. That's when we're starting to see especially the financial side, the clients come through.We haven't lost a large industry in decades, and the consequences are dire for not only the may jorl auto makers but also for this complex web of companies that depend on the existence of the auto industry.Past experiences in the car industry won't offer much comfort to Ford workers.Are you confident you will find a job?Um, not really sure. But I'm hoping.Mits closed -- Mitsubishi closed its doors, only two years later only a third found work. Industry analyst John Spears says this time around the Government has been better prepared pouring millions of dollars into programs to retrain outgoing auto workers.Some pretty extensive mechanisms have been put in place by federal and state governments to retrain Ford workers and to support them in their transition to alternative work.Anna Morris is one of the success stories.I researched and saw the health sector was the way to go because of process-driven procedure-driven which we're used to in Ford. OHS principles, that's what I want.After 30 years at Ford she opted for an early exit package last year and took advantage of Government-funded retraining. She now has a job sterilising medical instruments.I'm 54 and to have this opportunity to reinvent myself as the government keeps tells us we got to reinvent ourselves, it's fantastic.But it was a hard road. She spent more than a year looking for work.I got told because I was in the same job for 30 years, I'll never find a job again, not skilled enough, no transferrable skills, unionised, institutionalised, um, so... It was very difficult.There are reasons to think that this is going to be a much worse outcome than that occurred back in 2008 because there simply aren't the full-time jobs available. Almost all the growth in recent times has been in three areas: Health, ageing, community services and education. Some do successfully make the transition and many are taking that opportunity. But it can be a bridge too far for many auto workers.Some of these needs ironing.Doreen is hoping to cross that bridge. She's done a diploma in child care and has been getting all the work experience she can before she leaves Ford. Doing Christmas break, holidays, annual leave, or RDOs, and that time - whenever I'm available I tell the child care director that I'm available. So she'll call me in and then I'll go and work for those days.Had a soft spot for the XD. Dominik's love of Ford goes beyond the factory floor.Um, when the weather is nice, I like to take it out, any excuse to drive it. That's all.Like the vast majority of Ford workers, he will leave the company next week with no other work lined up, but he's hopeful he'll be able to find another full-time job.I know there'll never be another place like Ford, but, but, yeah you got to move on and try something different. I found my husband and that was the best thing that ever happened to me. Yeah, no, no complaints there. A year ago, the New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, has the envy of politicians around the nation. He turned around the state's economy and sold its electricity polls and wires, something other Liberal and Labor Premiers had tried and failed to do. But more recently, things have changed dramatically for Mike Baird after a number of controversial decisions including shutting down greyhound racing. Now, even his own ministers are speaking out about his problems.

It's race day in Grafton on the New South Wales north coast and Nick Hindmarsh is getting his dogs primed for their event. He's been breeding and training greyhounds for more than a decade, a sport he loves which provides his family's only income.Invested all our life, this was going to be my life until I retired.What do you think you're going to do next year?Just got no idea. Go on the dole queue, I suppose.He blames his plight on New South Wales Premier Mike Baird who's made it his personal mission to ban greyhound racing.The only humane response is to close that industry down.I'll be broke. That's what it comes down to. I have no income. You know, how am I going to pay the farm off?We have to sell, yep.We'll have to. But I won't get what I paid for it and what I have spent. You know, we spent probably 750,000 on buying this place.

The top prize money here at Grafton is less than $1,000. A meat pie costs $3.50 and the faxes on the field are T-shirts over suits. It's this culture surrounding the dogs which is meant it's been easy for many critics to position Mike Baird's decision as out -of-touch and Sydney snobbery.There's no millionaires. We're all hardworking battlers.Animal welfare groups applauded the bold political move of shutting down an industry, but now things are turning ugly within Mike Baird's own ranks.This bloke seems unprepared to change. In fact, he's stubborn, you got now half the ministry - half of them - opposed to the greyhound ban. I mean, they're talking to anybody, talking to me, anyone who will listen they'll talk to.

Powerful Sydney broadcaster, Alan Jones, has been scathing of Mike Baird's leadership style.The leader has now become from the choir boy to the dictator. I think he's overwhelmed by this evangelical view that I'm right.It's a huge turnaround in Mike Baird's fortunes. Late last year, he was the most popular politician in the country offering hope to an electorate weary after years of corruption in New South Wales politics.If you're anything like this, you are sick of politics in this country. Point-scoring, fear, smear, who wins the daily news cycle.He was -- he used social media to send his message.I got to tell you, that was unbelievable. Thanks very much. Thank you.Appreciate it.A lot of Queensland teams, sometimes dreams come true.Everyone when he copped abuse, he managed to turn it to his advantage.Mike Baird, I knew you were in Newcastle yesterday because I could smell your stench of -- coming from your pitchfork from over 10 miles away.In the last 12 months things have changed for Mike Baird. Now even his closest colleagues feel compelled to send a warning.Well, there's been a string of three policies which give the impression that we are not listening, that we are authoritarian, that we are not consultative.There are also claims he micromanages and he's too reliant on social media.I would say to Cabinet, you do need to listen to the backbench. The backbench is on the ground and Cabinet is stuck in Sydney more often than not.He's like concrete - very fluid once the thing has been created, but once it is set, it is set irredeemably, that's the way it is.Upper house Liberal MP Peter Phelps has raised questions.The idea you can just tell people what we're going to be doing without any consultation or without reasonable consultation or reasonable effort to get by in is a bad look.The pain of the greyhound racing decision is being acutely felt in regional New South Wales.As Nationals, we don't ban an industry. You know, we try to nurture it and try to make it survive. We don't cull regional jobs and I think that that's what's really at the heart of the anxiety within the community. For all the critics, Mike Baird still has many supporters.He's got a very strong personal set of beliefs, set of convictions, both about policy and I think to a degree about morality. And my sense is that that - it's what you see is what you get.Before politics, Mike Baird was a banker and studied for a year to become an Anglican minister. Former New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner believes Mike Baird found his calling in Parliament.I think even his worst critics, even, say now, would have to say that he's - he's got courage and authenticity.He needed that courage to weather the storm over the state's controversial lockout laws, the laws were put in place to curb violence in Kings Cross but pubs and clubs have lost their late-night trade. And the younger demographic Mike Baird won over so quickly turned on him.

(CHANTING).It didn't stop there. Forced amalgamations of local counsels stirred up even more anger from voters.They gave a commitment in writele - there will be no forced amalgamations.The polls tell the story of Mike Baird's plunge in popularity. Last week's Newspoll showed his satisfaction rating went from 60% to 39%s in the last nine months. That's the largest drop for any Premier in the history of Newspoll. There is now a growing push from the New South Wales Nationals of the greyhound legislation reversed.The Government should be - should not be criticised for a banned decision. What it should do is reverse the decision and let these people get on with their lives.Even Mike Baird's supporters have questioned his ground decision.It seems like a big -- it seems a bit rich, no doubt about that.If Mike Baird refuses to back down, his own political future is in doubt.They kicked the bush, you know. And we're the loyal voters, you know. Yeah, they have lost me as a voter. We approached Mike Baird for an interview for that story but he declined. The first Parliamentary grillings of Australia's bank bosses have wrapped up and all of them emerged largely unscathed. The Government says it was a solid start and that changes to bank culture will happen. Labor argues the inquisition wasn't long enough and that some of the revelations simply underlined the need for a royal commission. The final day of the bank hearings was nearly overshadowed by a public row between the nation's two top legal officers with Labor demanding the Attorney-General, George Brandis, resign for misleading Parliament. Here is political correspondent Sabra Lane.

To our customers, I acknowledge we haven't delivered like we could have or should have. We must do better.I have said before how sorry I am for the pain that we have caused them. I say so again today.Each time we fall short, we potentially harm a customer or a member of the community and for that I apologise. Westpac isn't perfect. In recent years we had operational errors and we apologise for those.The bank chiefs have tried to sound contrite before the Parliamentary hearings this week, but some had to be prodded to say sorry.I haven't heard an apology from you today. Do you feel there's no need to apologise?I have apologised to the customers particularly in the financial advice part of the business. So, no, as I sit here before you today, I have apologised and do so again.At the start of the hearings two days ago, the questioning by some committee members was soft. By the final day, they sharpened their approach with NAB's Andrew Thorburn grilled on the bank's action and inaction over its financial planning scandal.How many senior executives have been terminated as a result of this? Well, there's been a number of incentives, reductions, or non-payment. There's been a number of compliance breaches.You just address the question - how many senior executives have terminated as a result of these behaviours in your wealth management division?Well, I think - I don't think there's any.You said you had 1700 financial planners of which 43 have been terminated. What's that? That's about 2.5%. That's, you know, one in 40. I think what you're saying to the committee is that no senior executive of National Australia Bank has been terminated as a consequence of that, is that correct?That is correct.And you think that's appropriate?Well, Mr Chairman, we have done a thorough comprehensive review.For Labor, these hearings were never going to change its view that nothing short of a royal commission would suffice. It will keep pressuring for one, buoyed by public support. It is clear from this week's hearings the idea of a banking tribunal pushed by government backbenchers is gaining momentum, but will it change bank culture?I believe that we need a banking tribunal and I believe that is a superior step to a royal commission. A royal commission won't order one cent of compensation to one person, but a tribunal, given the correct powers, can actually order compensation where the banks have been engaged in wrongdoing.A trust gap has opened up and we as an industry and as individual banks need to work harder to close that gap.Trust is the currency that matters the most.The banks' CEOs are on the money - trust is crucial in banking. In a different era, customers revered their local manager as someone beyond reproach. The same cannot be said today. The banks have to earn trust back by matching their words with action. Trust appears to have evaporated between the nation's two top legal officers - the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson. The opposition is calling for Senator Brandis to stand aside. Senator George Brandis has lied to the Australian Parliament and lied to the Australian people.I have not misled the Parliament.In May, four days before the election was called, Senator Brandis issued a controversial directive that Mr Gleeson could no longer offer advice to ministers or others in Government without the Attorney General's written approval first. George Brandis told Parliament last month he consulted Mr Gleeson before issuing the directive.Does the Attorney-General stand by this assurance?The Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Attorney-General George Brandis. Yes, I do.But MrGleeson refutes that writing to a Parliamentary committee:

When and how was the Solicitor-General consulted?During the course of a meeting in my office on the 30 November 2015.Not one, but two note-takers took contemporaneous notes of that meeting which I produced to the Senate Committee yesterday, and those notes show, without doubt, that the matter was discussed and discussed and discussed extensively. Mr Gleeson concedes the two dis-Gused protocols for getting advice as background matters but that the attorney was silent about issuing a new directive, nothing of that kind was discussed at the meeting.When you have the Attorney-General saying one thing and the Solicitor-General saying exactly the opposite, they both can't be correct.I am very concerned that this makes the Solicitor-General's position untenable and that he's unable to fulfil his function which is to provide independent, non-political advice to Government.Justin Gleeson's submission revealed George Brandis didn't seek his advice on key issues including same-sex marriage and national security. In particular, the final bill to strip Australian passports from dual citizens involved in terrorism. To exclude the nation's second legal officer on those two sensitive issues seems bizarre. By making it public, Mr Gleeson's confirmed his relationship with Senator Brandis is dysfunctional at best, at worth it's broken down.The Solicitor-General's submission reveals go major concerns. First -- two major concerns. First, the officer's opinion is not necessarily being sought in relation to high level significant issues. But secondly, that where the opinion is being sought, that it may be inaccurately represented to the Parliament and to the public as to its nature and its strengths.Mr Gleeson and I have worked together now for more than three years. I have a very high regard for him as a lawyer. From a professional point of view, we have never had a cross word.The shadow Attorney-General who appointed Mr Gleeson to the role when Labor was in power insists it's Senator Brandis who's in a -- an unsensible -- untenable position.Mr Dreyfus always overstates his case the number of times Mr Dreyfus has made hysterical claims which he can't then back-up, I have lost count of. It's a simmering dispute with no end in sight. Richard Roxborough is one of Australia's most well-loved and respected actors from his stellar work as corrupt detective Roger Rogerson in Blue Murder to his turn as the lawyer of Cleaver Green in Rake. He's writing his first children's book, Arty and the Grime Wave. We sat down together in Sydney together. Lovely to have you on my show. When can I come on Rake? That's a very good question. You can take a number. (LAUGHTER) We're hear to talk about your children's book. I was reading you had always written and drawn to entertain yourself. Why and when did that start?Well, I suppose - I mean I have certainly always drawn. I have been drawing my doodles from the time I was a little kid and I attempted to draw caricatures of my teachers and various family members. And I guess at some point that ended up being sidelined into a kind of, you know, we're doing a piece of theatre, so I'll do an opening night card or something for everybody. So that was an outlet without - without an outlet, if you like. So I didn't really know where to put those. And I haven't really written across that time. I started writing articles for the Sydney Morning Herald a while back and I just enjoyed it. So it kind of went from there.And then why a children's book?I was reading bedtime stories to my kids. Once my oldest boy starting reaching an age, it's around about 8 years old and you realise that the books that you're reading to them at that age are as funny for you as they are for the kids. I started to really get a buzz out of it. I found I couldn't wait to find out what happened in the next chapter myself. And I started to muse on the possibility of writing something myself to that age range - my own level of maturity if you like.Did it require you steeling yourself a bit to think - I'm going to get this published as well. I'm going to put this out there?It did. But in another sense, because it's not my - you know, it's not something I would rely on for an income stream, there was a pretty terrific safety net of, "I don't really care." There was a great... The best safety net.Exactly. There was a great safety net of, "This will be fun." In a sense I also wanted to say something to my kids about creativity, about nature of creativity as well, that if you have an idea, you can just do it. Story-telling has always been - it's an integral part of what I do, and so - and creating characters is an integral part of what I do. So I did find, in particular, the creation of the bad characters, the gang of bad guys in my story. I had a lot of fun because it was kind of like the work that I do as an actor where I go off and kind of muse on, "Well, how will this voice be? How will this evil find its expression?"One of your characters called Wart, and you write of him that he ate onions like other kids eat apples.I know where this is going.I have only seen one other person do that. I need to ask you - is Wart Tony Abbott?He... He - there may be elements of it. There may be elements of it in there.You went from school to study economics at ANU. So let me ask you about this year's budget. No I'm joking! Please, I'm sure - you know, there's many economists out there who are kind of clammering for my unput!Why did you then after doing that go on such a different path?Because that was a path to nowhere, with no offence intended, to economists. But for me, it was certainly a path to nowhere. I wanted to go to university because all my brothers and sisters had. And - but I think I knew in my heart of hearts that that what I really wanted to do was to do something creative but I couldn't - I couldn't get obed on what that was for quite a long time.How did you then come to think it's acting?It was really the only thing that gave me insuperable pleasure while I was at university and the rest of the time I was kind offer variously drunk and irresponsible, and missing lectures all over the place. And terribly lazy student, but then, you know, when I was involved in the university theatre productions, suddenly there was something that came to life and then I kind of, you know, commandeered the company. I was putting my crazy friends in them, it was pretty apparent then that that was where it was going to go.Looking at your career, you know, on paper as I did to prepare for this interview, it looks like success after success after success. Have you had much failure. And what did you learn from any failures you had had?I absolutely had things that I regard as spectacular failures. And things that I - I - you know, I look at with no pride at all. I think what you learn is - well, one thing - and probably the most important thing that my failures have taught me is that you have to go back to your own voice, back to your own - to the - to your own inner mechanics, to the voices that were beckoning you to do the thing in the first place. And that is to the simple love of the thing, which is why I will always go back to do theatre because it's - it's a little but very, very important thing in my life. It's my home, my sort of - my creative home, if you like. So it taught me that - that failure taught me go back and listen to yourself again.Do you feel that there's more Cleaver Green in you? Now than there used to be.Go off in the room room and they'll all be like, "Imagine being stuck having to have dinner with him, what a boring turd."Not really. In fact, if anything I think there's probably less Cleaver in me now which is probably a mercy for all of us and for the public at large. And dearest.
certainly for my nearest and dearest. I think in my younger days there was - there was quite a bit of Cleaver and - but I think it's a lot safer to be able to kind of grab a hold of Cleaver and to wheel him out every couple of years.Do you feel, though, that you have places left to take that character?Oh, indubbly. I think, you know, Cleaver being voted into the Senate is a particularly wonderful entree into the world of the unexpected.Thanks for coming to talk to us.Thanks.That's the program for tonight. Hayden Cooper will be in the chair tomorrow and I'll be back on Monday. Until then, goodnight.

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