Thursday, 27 February 2020
Education and Employment References Committee; Reference
I seek leave to amend business of the Senate notice of motion No. 1, following a request from the government to insert the words 'or other' in paragraph (c) after the word 'Government'.
At the request of Senator Pratt, I move the motion as amended:
That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by first sitting day in May 2020:
The announcement, by General Motors on 17 February 2020, to withdraw the Holden brand and operations from Australia, with particular reference to:
(a) the impacts of that decision on:
(i) Holden employees,
(ii) the Holden dealership network (small and medium sized businesses and family enterprises, and their employees),
(iii) the Holden research and development facilities, and
(iv) owners of Holden vehicles (including service and repair);
(b) the role of the Franchise Code and the Government's proposed dealership amendments to the Franchise Code;
(c) Government or other policy settings on manufacturing, research and development, business support and transition, and employee support; and
(d) any related matters.