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Holden dealers lash GM over pullout

General Motors’ exploitation of the Holden dealer network, as it moves to retire the brand in Australia, has emboldened other car companies to take a similar stand, a Senate inquiry has heard.

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Opinion

Holden demise was inevitable - but shouldn't have been

Cutting car tariffs and opening the door to cheaper foreign models was the beginning of the end of Australia’s protected car industry. The failure of manufacturers and policy to scale up, innovate and focus on our world-class car components sector meant it was only a matter of time before the industry hit the wall, argues Roy Green.

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Ford spending, hiring after Holden withdrawal

Ford will commit $500 million to the Australian market in 2020 and is likely to hire more staff as global automotive giant General Motors prepares to quit by the end of the year.

Opinion

We need to talk about GM and good food

The State Government’s move to lift the ban on GM crops across most of South Australia prompted the usual responses from those either for or against it. It’s now time for a broader, informed public debate about the social and economic ramifications of GM food in general, argues Rachel A. Ankeny.