Senate debates

Monday, 9 December 2013

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers

Automotive Industry

3:13 pm

Photo of Don FarrellDon Farrell (SA, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC) Share this | Hansard source

I was only making the point about Gonski because it is an indication that, given sufficient pressure, Minister Pyne will cave in. What we need from the South Australian MPs, both the senators and those in the other house, is for them to put pressure on Minister Pyne. We have only one representative from South Australia in the federal cabinet. We need to put the pressure on him to ensure that he backs up Minister Macfarlane. Minister Macfarlane wants to save this company and it is not just about the 1,700 workers at Holden. It is not just about the tens of thousands of people who rely on and supply this company. It is not just about the benefit to the rest of South Australia. It is about the benefit to the whole of this country. We have to save Holden. We have to continue to make cars in this country— (Time expired)


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