House debates

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Motions

Automotive Industry

9:31 am

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Katter's Australian Party) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) on the 17th February 2020 General Motors announced the retirement of the Holden Brand in Australia; and

(b) the Government's free trade agreements have destroyed our Australian manufacturing industry;

(2) acknowledges that the Government must build our way out of a COVID-19 economic depression with 'make money' projects; and

(3) calls on the Government to:

(a) support the reestablishment of an Australian car manufacturing industry with a majority Australian shareholding; and

(b) put relevant policies in place to ensure that all cars purchased by the Federal Government are made in Australia.

Leave not granted.

I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Kennedy from moving the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) on the 17th February 2020 General Motors announced the retirement of the Holden Brand in Australia; and

(b) the Government's free trade agreements have destroyed our Australian manufacturing industry;

(2) acknowledges that the Government must build our way out of a COVID-19 economic depression with 'make money' projects; and

(3) calls on the Government to:

(a) support the reestablishment of an Australian car manufacturing industry with a majority Australian shareholding; and

(b) put relevant policies in place to ensure that all cars purchased by the Federal Government are made in Australia.

I ask the government to allow me to say a few words on it. I appreciate my colleague from Hobart, who will be seconding this motion.

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