The killing-off of Holden as a brand and a line is more symbolic than real. But what a symbol it is.
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.
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.
Are Rolls Royce sales a sign that Australia is churning out money while holding wealth back from the great many? The answer is not what you might imagine.
ANZ senior figure pleased as jobs go offshore ... Holden leak mystery deepens ... why is WA's Troy Buswell on leave? ...
The evidence is mounting that government grants for business don't work. InDaily journalist Kevin Naughton finds past subsidies to businesses have done more harm than good.
Holden continually got money out of the Australian government, but there was never a way to save its Australian operations. In Daily journalist Kevin Naughton reveals the con job.
Fairfax editorial boss Garry Linnell is taking on a permanent radio hosting gig next year. That and other media tidbits.
Voters appear resigned to the fate of Holden and don't blame the government for it -- and Greens voters appear the most economically rationalist on the issue, Essential Research has found.
As Australia's manufacturers shut up shop, more and more workers will be going freelance. Henry Belot -- himself a freelance writer -- looks at what it will mean when we give the boss the flick.