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  • Toyota nears Aust decision | Business Spectator
    articles 12 Jan Toyota to produce 10 million cars 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 08 Jan GM asked to give up Holden 08 Jan SA to meet social cost of Holden closure 07 Jan Champ Ventures plans SG Fleet IPO in Q1 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Tony Holland Tue 2014 01 07 08 44 A couple of things fall out from this article 1 Toyoda are pitching for contracts in the middle east and already they know they wont get it ergo sum quad Toyoda are lying 2 Bribing a middle east guy to get the contracts is the norm here in oz we would prosecute Toyoda if they do that to get this contract to keep them here ergo sum quad we ozzies are dummies to placate the tree huggers that we are near God like creatures who dont lie and steal and bribe The moral of the story is what dumb asses we are to give tax payers money to lazy bastar s to keep them in jobs R Ambrose Raven Tue 2014 01 07 09 06 In order to secure that status we need to earn the next generation of Camry with export We still need to compete with other plants around the globe for the right to produce that vehicle Globalisation at work again Car industry workers globally even in Germany have seen either stagnation in or reduction of their wages Australian workers are to be punished for believing that the wealth of society is for those in it as well as those who own it Abbott and the haters will be delighted Their Destruction of the Car Industry Plan is regressing nicely Holden was being forced to deal with a rapidly falling Japanese yen driven by the new Japanese government policy of depreciation devaluation and QE So is Toyota Australia since Head Office will do us no favours Since October 12 the yen had depreciated about 25 meaning a car that was 20 000 five months ago now cost around 15 000 to import Only an exchange rate weighted automatic tariff could hope to match such a rapid shift in ha ha oh dear competitiveness that has absolutely nothing to do with relative manufacturing performance Incidentally I see no concern in Business Spectator about the thousands of small businesses that will be destroyed with the car industry Collateral damage as John Howard would say Silvano Porcaro Tue 2014 01 07 09 19 RAR there is no doubt that you are correct in the way that global companies decision making works For some reason however you believe that these organisations should not allocate capital into activities and geographies that will yield the highest return for the shareholders That is an absurd expectation This socialist thinking is totally removed from the real world where decisions are made based on modelled economic outcomes and not the welfare of union bosses in Australia richard mcnaught Tue 2014 01 07 09 54 RAR We can only compete if we PRINT just as the US and Japan are doing Three to five hundred billion dollars over ten years for infrastructure that will give us new industries and reduce the cost of living and manufacturing here Canals for water for agriculture aquaculture horticulture Browse Gas to the Australian market at cost LNG at cost will give us a competetive vehicle manufacturing industry and cheap transport and reduce greenhouse gases Public housing to reduce the pressure on the low income earners for accommodation five billion per year Public hospital system upgrades to World Class Thorium Power research When in Rome as the saying goes Vern Scrimshaw Tue 2014 01 07 09 59 Silvano I agree look at some of what is sending this great country of ours down the drain Three weeks annual holidays PLUS public holidays say total of four weeks PLUS 17 5 holiday loading and why because we spend more while on holidays PLUS double time on Sundays PLUS Saturdays time and a half for the first four hours then double time after that PLUS shift allowance premiums PLUS generous long service leave PLUS no medical certificate for sick days usually on a Friday Monday PLUS bereavement leave PLUS outrageous work practices PLUS PLUS PLUS all of which is unsustainable What was it called years ago the Pommy disease and look what happened to them lost most of their manufacturing to overseas just what s happening to us these Unions have a lot to answer for but will they pay HA VERN R Ambrose Raven Wed 2014 01 08 00 59 I m always happy to correct your gross and often embarrassingly obvious errors Silvano Let s get out of the way this sad but continuing delusion that the interests of the shareholders have anything to do with anything As John Kenneth Galbraith pointed out big companies are run for the benefit of the power pay and status of the CEO and the most senior executives Only at the AGMs do that lot have to even look at the great unwashed when there are plenty of security staff and plenty of procedural mechanisms to shut down dissent Shareholders are there to be ignored and plundered ask Pierpont of Blue Sky Mines NL Dumping is a perfect example of the need for active use of tariff protection amongst other measures Both the United States and the European Union are doing so to limit Chinese import penetration e g of solar panels while China itself is doing so with regard to cars Yet due to the political geniuses who designed the existing unregulated trade agreements having failed to allow for deliberate currency depreciation and having removed our freedom to increase tariffs which would earn excise revenue dumping excepted we can in theory generally do very little

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  • Aust car sales hit record in 2013 | Business Spectator
    with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Aust car sales hit record in 2013 6 Jan 1 33 PM 2 Industries Automotive Toyota named top selling car maker for 11th year Corolla most popular vehicle You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Australians bought a record number of motor vehicles in 2013 helped along by increasing demand for sports utility vehicles SUV More than 1 13 million vehicles were sold nation wide during the year up from 1 11 million in 2012 motoring industry figures show Passenger cars remained the most popular accounting for nearly 50 per cent of all sales though the strongest growth was in SUVs which increased their market share from 27 6 per cent to 29 4 per cent Toyota was the top selling car marker for the 11th consecutive year with nearly 215 000 vehicles sold almost twice that of nearest rival Holden The company also had the most popular vehicle with the Corolla notching up sales of more than 43 000 followed by the Mazda3 with 42 000 sales Of the Australian made cars sales of Holden Commodore slipped nine per cent to 28 000 while Toyota Camry sales were also down nine per cent to 25 000 sales and the Holden Cruze suffered a 32 per cent decline to 24 421 the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries said Holden announced late last year it would close its local manufacturing operations from 2017 while Ford will close its Geelong and Broadmeadows factories in 2016 Toyota has yet to make a decision on its Australian operations But the company s Australian head of sales Tony Cramb said the company expected sales to remain strong in 2014 Toyota is targeting in excess of 200 000 sales for the tenth time and we expect another solid result for the industry with

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  • Holden sales slump: report | Business Spectator
    consumer excitement in 2013 with the flagship Commodore leading the sales retreat according to The Australian The report suggested Commodore sales slumped 9 per cent from the year prior leaving it fifth on the sales charts Three years ago when the Commodore was the nation s most popular vehicle the number of sales were double the 2013 figure Overall locally made cars fell to just 10 4 per cent of total sales last year in what was a record year for vehicle purchases overall according to The Australian On the back of plenty of speculation Holden in December announced plans to exit Australian manufacturing from 2017 It followed a similar decision from rival Ford which will quit local manufacturing in 2016 Ford s flagship Falcon saw sales sink 24 per cent below 2012 numbers while Toyota s Aurion was the worst performed locally made car down 25 per cent Print this page Related articles 12 Jan Toyota to produce 10 million cars 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 08 Jan GM asked to give up Holden 08 Jan SA to meet social cost of Holden closure 07 Jan Champ Ventures plans SG Fleet IPO in Q1 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Tony Holland Mon 2014 01 06 07 12 And this was something Kim Carr and Jay Weatherill wanted to throw Tax payers money at Making cars no body wants to buy Its easy to see GM has read the ozzie market wrongly and it is their mis reading of our market that has been the mistake and it should be GM is picks up the tab for mis leading ozzie workers into a believe they could a Pay all wages and entitlements b Forecast models that oz could pay production copy rt to the US parent for And we should legislate to make GM and others like GM pay all costs to ozzie workers they have so mis led R Ambrose Raven Tue 2014 01 07 01 05 Wrong again If there are no buyers the cars aren t made There is no huge yard out there with tens of thousands of Commodores parked there GM H is producing for the Australian market only to the extent that suits Head Office Head Office FYI is in Detroit None of this changes the value of a domestic car industry Nor does it change the huge and increasing individual and community costs of car ownership J Ng Tue 2014 01 07 13 46 RAR perhaps you need to face up to the facts that the there is a world outside Australia that do not see why they owe Australians a living You just mentioned Detroit a bankrupted city That is a good start Holden is an Australian brand belonging to American car maker They are free to

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  • GM lays off 1000 in Brazil | Business Spectator
    up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu GM lays off 1000 in Brazil 5 Jan 2 55 PM Industries Automotive Carmaker s cutbacks follow decision to exit Australia You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password EFE The Brazilian affiliate of US carmaker General Motors has confirmed the layoff of more than 1000 employees from a factory in Sao Jose dos Campos in Sao Paulo state The decision will affect 1053 workers a number that includes employees who had already joined the Voluntary Resignation Program or PDV last year the director of international affairs at General Motors Luiz Moan told reporters Employees who did not join the program were informed of their coming layoff during the last week of December according to local media There s not the slightest chance of reversing the situation the director of international affairs said after meeting with Finance Minister Guido Mantega The plant which manufactured the Classic model ended production in August last year Moan said According to the director General Motors gave employees a paid leave of absence from August 2013 until December 31 in compliance with the terms agreed upon with the union Print this page Related articles 12 Jan Toyota to produce 10 million cars 10 Jan Volvo Cars

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  • Bumper year for US car sales | Business Spectator
    Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Bumper year for US car sales 4 Jan 5 28 AM 3 Industries Automotive US auto sales back to 2007 levels on strong Ford Chrysler showing You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Ford and Chrysler closed out 2013 by extending strong sales gains as the booming US auto industry was expected to rack up its best performance in years Ford which sold some 2 5 million vehicles in the United States last year posted its best sales since 2006 with an 11 per cent jump compared with 2012 December sales rose a more modest two per cent compared with the same period a year ago to 218 058 December was a strong close to an even better year for Ford sales chief John Felice said We saw strong growth across the entire Ford lineup and made significant gains in the import dominated coastal markets Chrysler reported its 45th consecutive month of gains as December US sales rose six per cent to 161 007 while 2013 sales were up nine per cent at 1 8 million Volkswagen bucked the upward trend by posting a seven per cent drop in annual US sales to 407 704 vehicles in 2013 while December sales were down 23 per cent at 34 015 But the German automaker celebrated the fact that for the first time in 40 years it managed to sell more than 400 000 vehicles in back to back years and nonetheless posted its second best US December performance since 1972 Volkswagen is now operating at a new plateau Mark McNabb chief operating officer of Volkswagen of America said in a statement We are well positioned for our next phase of growth to come over the next few years Total industry sales in the US are expected to rise eight per cent in 2013 to 15 6 million vehicles while December sales are forecast to grow five per cent according to automotive site Edmunds com and vehicle valuation service Kelley Blue Book The last time annual US auto sales topped 15 million vehicles was in 2007 Print this page Related articles 12 Jan Toyota to produce 10 million cars 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 08 Jan GM asked to give up Holden 08 Jan SA to meet social cost of Holden closure 07 Jan Champ Ventures plans SG Fleet IPO in Q1 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt

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  • Fiat to buy Chrysler stake | Business Spectator
    recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Fiat to buy Chrysler stake 2 Jan 9 12 AM 1 DataRoom Mergers Acquisitions Industries Automotive US1 75bn deal paves way for full merger creating new global car giant You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Italy s Fiat says it has struck a deal to buy up the remainder of Chrysler from the United States auto workers pension fund for US1 75 billion A1 9 billion paving the way for a full merger to create a new global car giant Fiat said the agreement was for the remaining 41 4 per cent stake held by the UAW union s VEBA fund and Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne said the deal would go down in the history books The unified ownership structure will now allow us to fully execute our vision of creating a global automaker that is truly unique Marchionne who is also the CEO of Chrysler said in a statement on Wednesday Fiat says it expects the transaction to be completed by January 20 completing a process that began in 2009 when Fiat first began planning a merger with Chrysler after it emerged from bankruptcy Fiat said the total value of the deal with VEBA was US3 65 billion including a US1 9 billion special distribution payable by Chrysler Group to its members and US1 75 billion in cash from Fiat itself Fiat said it had also agreed on additional contributions by Chrysler to VEBA of US700 million in four equal annual instalments in return for a series of union commitments to support the Fiat Chrysler alliance I have been looking forward to this day from the very moment that we were chosen to assist in the rebuilding of a vibrant Chrysler back in 2009 John Elkann Fiat s chairman said in the statement

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  • Govt seeks manufacturing submissions | Business Spectator
    this page Related articles 12 Jan Toyota to produce 10 million cars 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 08 Jan GM asked to give up Holden 08 Jan SA to meet social cost of Holden closure 07 Jan Champ Ventures plans SG Fleet IPO in Q1 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy R Ambrose Raven Fri 2013 12 27 17 03 Stop wrecking CEFC ARENA and the emerging renewable energy industry for starters Government has an important role in fostering efficient and socially useful sectors be it fostering manufacturing or even slowing the growth of mining booms Important strategic areas needing clear and detailed government support based on the philosophy of the Deakinite settlement rather than that of rabid ideologues include A substantial manufacturing base integrated with a strong support sector e g a strong domestic IT sector requiring for instance an end to the s457 IT visa abuses Eliminating the infrastructure deficit ranging from infrastructure to maintain economic development such as ports railways and roads to social infrastructure such as hospitals schools and parks A strategic government presence in aviation and shipping and finance such as a government lender to industry including venture capital or in pharmaceuticals to ensure focussed R D and production of a new generation of antibiotics CSL too should never have been flogged off The integration of training workforce structure and spatial distribution of the actual and potential workforce especially to deal with jobless growth and high youth unemployment Developing a less unsustainable economy certainly with more renewable energy Financing new and expanding ventures especially when profit seeker bank finance often dries up Ensuring maximum local industry participation in contrast class traitors such as Gary Gray Kevin Rudd and Martin Ferguson have been utterly determined to ensure that Australia and Australians benefit as little as possible from the mining boom Reversing the ideological nonsense of equality of access by big and small businesses when the former has far greater market power to one of balanced protection against the exploitation inherent in domination by large retailers and agribusinesses Causes such as rising costs inherent to a mature economy and declining productivity are issues much the best overcome through increased innovation and R D as part of an intelligent industry plan Even if a venture fails all such public money will have gone into creating skilled workers skilled managers and well equipped organisations We cannot afford the waste involved in trying to achieve desirable public aims through huge and increasing subsidies to a private sector that is interested only in looting everything it can get The Big 4 banks are in that respect quite typical where they are different is the scale on which they are allowed to rob the society they claim to benefit Rau lastname Sat 2013 12 28 08 54 The suggestion that a government presence in pharmaceuticals will save the day and see the threat of extensively drug resistant microbes overcome is misguided The lack of antibiotic discoveries in recent years can be attributed to the following factors which strongly interact with each other 1 It is no longer easy the low hanging fruit has been picked 2 Economic the ROI is low compared to other classes of drugs 3 Regulatory aspects of the US FDAs approval process for these types of drugs are infeasible eg individual approvals for each disease state rather than per microbe The net effect of economic barriers has been described in a monograph from the US Office of Health Economics Sharma and Towse 2011 which found that at discovery the net present value of and antibiotic to a drug company is MINUS 50 million The useful role of government is to harness industry capability by ensuring the environment supports the outcomes we need That will achieve far more than starting up a pharmaceutical company Colin Barry Sat 2013 12 28 09 20 The problem is that Australians are pricing themselves out of the market It s cheaper to do business elsewhere the question we should be addressing is why and what can we do change it If as all reports indicate employers at Holden were earning in excess of the award and in some cases twice the award that should be on top of the agenda for any discussion How did we get into this position Why should our taxes help support these excessive wages What I get fed up with is when anyone calls on the union to account what s so special about Holden workers that they deserve to be paid more then the award a document set up be themselves we are called union bashes That s why unions prefer big business over SME s greater worker numbers in order wield their power over the employer Yes ladies and gentleman those that think Labor unions are about the worker well no they are not The award was set up by unions to ensure fair pay if employers face prosecution for failing to adhere to the award then so should unions Colin Barry Sat 2013 12 28 09 20 Should be employees at Holden Tony Holland Sat 2013 12 28 14 35 God almighty its easy to see why oz is going backwards the oz civil servants arent up to the task to develop a plan now for a one off fee I will show the way forward for a 3 mth stint out of my retirement and 6 figures in my bank act I will give the out line so pple know there is a way forward I will give the 1st leg in these columns The car industry in oz and elsewhere in the world 1st buys a copy right the copyright to a machine production line this comes with jigs and specs to make a particular car that copy rt

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  • SA wants $375m for Holden exit | Business Spectator
    in South Australia including BHP Billiton Ltd and Santos Ltd to brainstorm ideas to overcome the loss of Holden s car making operations by the end of 2017 Mr Weatherill says the loss of Holden is a major challenge for the state but one it can overcome by helping other companies and industries accelerate their plans for growth He says the government will consider providing financial support and assistance with access to credit amid fears the crisis over the loss of Holden may lead to banks refusing to lend to local companies Unless we grasp this as an opportunity and spread confidence about the South Australian economy we could find us in a scenario where banks choose to stop lending to South Australian businesses the premier said Print this page Related articles 12 Jan Toyota to produce 10 million cars 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 08 Jan GM asked to give up Holden 08 Jan SA to meet social cost of Holden closure 07 Jan Champ Ventures plans SG Fleet IPO in Q1 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Steven Smith Mon 2013 12 23 14 08 Sounds like there is a vibrant recreational drug culture in SA Vasso Massonic Mon 2013 12 23 14 33 Explain how the Government will make a profit from the closure of Holden You mean it will stop the rot created by the Labor Government A mistake appointing a failed MInister to create wealth Money does not grow on trees w Tony Holland Mon 2013 12 23 17 34 Geeez where on earth do they find these guys its easy to give my money away but has anyone ever tried to tap Weathrill up for a quid the only things this guys gives up is 1 His taxes 2 His union dues But boy oh boy can he make a crying case to give my money to some lazy bas d who is going to get a decent redundancy payout from GM its not on boyo go away Silvano Porcaro Mon 2013 12 23 20 13 Who in the hell does that clown Weatherill think he is demanding taxpayer money in an attempt to prop up his flarring election hopes If he has 50m of state money to contribute then he can use it and explain that to South Aussies As for federal funds it sounds to me like Weatherill has just confirmed that SA does not need any Well played by Dr Napthine for Victoria He has kept his mouth shut and should be the beneficiary of the whole 60m of fed funds on offer Colin Barry Tue 2013 12 24 09 28 If the subsidies were in effect saving jobs Weatherill you may have had an argument What these subsidies were doing was simply covering the carbon tax impost for Holden and topping up the wages over and above the award wage for Holden workers Dead money as there was no real return to the tax payer money that could have been spent elsewhere like housing medical etc real services for everyone not just a select few No the government hasn t made a profit at all they are only recovering part of the hundreds of million of dollars wasted on unnecessary Labor spending You know I will be very interested in seeing this productivity report because the unions are dead set against aligning wages to productivity because then someone may have to work to earn their money in fact a move in this direction could see union bosses finding themselves redundant Which justifies the comment that unions today are no longer about the worker but about themselves and their wallets I guess if the truth be known they are saying to themselves thousands of workers will be out of a job so what we ll just find another corporate entity to destroy Tony Wilson Tue 2013 12 24 11 50 Also there was the matter of 600 mil being paid out in redundancy some of those guys will never have to work again Don Gilbert Tue 2013 12 24 09 36 Dear Premier The value of Business Spectator is not only the excellent articles the Financial Journalists post but also the combined knowledge of the commentators What clearly has been unearthed is that one of the biggest issues with Australian industry labour management is a culture of doing nothing We submit 1 Labor you are a huge part of the problem including the motor industry 2 If management had the balls they would hand the ball back to labour and say This is your share labour you either want to work Or you don t You either want a motor industry or you don t 3 The Productivity Commission s report let them all go to work in the real world then let em loose on in the Productivity Commission For Governments to take their reports on board 4 Management managers are part of the Motor Industry s problem cronyism 5 Governments bureaucrats Inept Watching these things from the SME Sector where we must do ALL THINGS PROPERLY to survive and not be a statistic we have to be doing many many things better So I share in all the comments above Much of these things are firmly in your Labor s laps They have been for 20 0 years I picked it up in just 2 0 to 4 0 years of having moved to S Australia from S Africa Money does not grow on trees And like other commentators above take responsibility Don Gilbert Tue 2013 12 24 09 39 OOOOps BS Webpage did not respond Then it did 3X Tony Wilson Tue 2013 12 24 11 53 you probably had to say it 3 times for Jay Weatherill to understand Don Gilbert Tue 2013

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