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The now-closed GM Holden factroy in Port Melbourne, 2008 (Image: AAP/Andrew Brownbill)

Holden’s demise is part of our long drive from self reliance

The killing-off of Holden as a brand and a line is more symbolic than real. But what a symbol it is.

Former treasurer Joe Hockey in 2013 (Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

The car industry is the latest casualty of Australia’s new era of protectionism

Since Joe Hockey dared General Motors to leave in 2013, a fundamental political change has seen Australia re-embrace protectionism, at a far higher cost than the car industry.

(Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Scott Morrison’s “technology investment target”

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison intends to push for a technology target rather than agreeing to net-zero emissions by 2050, and the Australian media has given Holden a send-off. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Did Tesla just kill the petrol car?

Analysts have loudly declared the end of petrol-powered cars, following the announcement of Tesla's Model 3 electric car.

The US dollar is on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: US dollar surge … rates and bonds diverge … GM’s dividend splurge …

The US dollar is on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.

A final handout to car multinationals illustrates how the Abbott government's policy and political judgement is entirely gone.

Rotten politics and worse policy in car multinationals’ going-away present

A final handout to car multinationals illustrates how the Abbott government's policy and political judgement is entirely gone.

There's no need for alarmism: the Australian economy will cope with the job losses generated by Holden, Qantas and other closures, <b>Glenn Dyer</b> and <b>Bernard Keane</b> write.

Brace for the r-word: steady job figures mask a sluggish economy

There's no need for alarmism: the Australian economy will cope with the job losses generated by Holden, Qantas and other closures, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

The mishandling of the Holden decision by the Abbott government reflects the need for a real economic strategy -- one that perhaps only Joe Hockey could provide.

Right decision, but Coalition car chaos shows need for economic vision

The mishandling of the Holden decision by the Abbott government reflects the need for a real economic strategy -- one that perhaps only Joe Hockey could provide.

The small losses General Motors will take on closing Holden reflect how little it has invested in local production, <b>Glenn Dyer</b> and <b>Bernard Keane</b> write.

Shuttering Holden won’t cost underinvesting GM much

The small losses General Motors will take on closing Holden reflect how little it has invested in local production, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

The new CEO of General Motors is unlikely to reverse the company's reported decision to close its Australian operations -- she's the one who made it, <b>Glenn Dyer</b> and <b>Bernard Keane</b> report.

New GM boss unlikely to change her mind on Australian closure

The new CEO of General Motors is unlikely to reverse the company's reported decision to close its Australian operations -- she's the one who made it, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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