Toyota closure reinforces need for innovation to create new jobs

2:16PM | Tuesday, 11 February 2014 |  Toyota’s announcement that it will stop making cars in Australia by 2017 adds to the urgency for productivity and new jobs to be created elsewhere in the economy, says one of the leaders of Australia’s start-up sector.

Lessons for Ford from Steel City: Jobs lost, but skills gained

5:49PM | Thursday, 30 May 2013 |  In three years, 1200 Ford employees will lose their jobs. But with careful retraining and a pathway to new skills, they don’t have to lose their livelihoods.

THE NEWS WRAP: Ford closure to impact auto parts sector, “Geelong to get through this”

5:18AM | Friday, 24 May 2013 |  Ford’s decision to end production of vehicles in Australia is set to have a major impact on auto parts suppliers and the Geelong region, as well as an indirect impact on other businesses.

You haven’t driven a Ford… lately

5:57PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 |  The only thing less efficient than a V8 Ford Falcon is a big government subsidy. Old Taskmaster explores the implications of the Ford Factory closure in Geelong for your business.

Ford stops manufacturing in Australia, scraps 1200 jobs – SMEs out in the cold

5:49PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 |  Ford announced this morning it will cease all manufacturing in Australia by 2016 and cut 1200 jobs in the process in one of the largest shake-ups to the local automotive sector in several years.

THE NEWS WRAP: Former Ford boss says death of Australian auto industry “inevitable”

4:12AM | Friday, 12 April 2013 |  Former Ford boss Jac Nasser has lamented Australia’s lack of patriotism in the auto industry, claiming the closure of the Australian operations of either Holden, Ford or Toyota could spark a “domino effect”.