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Toyota exit without an industry policy is economic vandalism

Toyota’s decision to leave Australia in 2017 sounds the death knell for Australian manufacturing. Who is to blame?

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Ask the economists: will the loss of car-making drive us to recession?

With Toyota announcing it will cease Australian operations, the age of car manufacturing in Australia is over. Crikey media writer Myriam Robin and SmartCompany journalist Yolanda Redrup ask the experts what the impacts will be.

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Keane on week 1: atavism, ATMs and voodoo bullshit

Week one of the election campaign saw the parties revert to type. But nothing has changed the fact that the Coalition looks set for a narrow win.

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Labor’s car pitch a poor fit with its economic story

Labor giving yet more money to the parasites of Detroit and Tokyo subtly undermines its otherwise sound campaign pitch, that the economy needs support.

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Romney hits accelerator as Michigan campaign stalls

Haunted by a 2008 op-ed headlined ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’, Mitt Romney is attempting to divert his campaign away from an odd stance on Obama’s car manufacture bailout, writes Howard Kurtz.

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Oh what a terrible feeling: Toyota to axe 350 jobs

Crikey media wrap: Toyota employees were told yesterday that 350 jobs are to be axed from its Altona North factory in Melbourne, in a decision that will affect the entire industry.

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There’s no Holden back Weatherill’s honesty

As the Rann circus packs away the tent and trundles into the political night, the newly arrived Weatherill Show reminds of an end-of-season football trip in 1973, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

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Kohler: this is Carr’s chance to rev the EV engine

You would think, reading the claptrap about why the federal government is giving $34 million to Ford, that there was no such thing as an electric car.

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