Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio today joined Gabrielle Williams MP, Member for Dandenong, and Sonya Kilkenny MP, Member for Carrum, at a discussion with automotive supply chain companies, as the three major automotive manufacturers wind down operations.
The Roundtable focused on how best for companies to prepare for the closure of passenger car manufacturing in Australia and how the Andrews Labor Government can assist with the transition.
The Labor Government is committed to working with the whole industry and their workers to help them diversify to non-auto domestic sectors or to transition to the global supply chain.
We recognise the need to maximise our support after the Abbott Government dared the auto industry to leave Australia.
To further assist the industry, the Labor Government has committed an additional $18 million to support the Melbourne’s North Innovation and Investment Fund (MNIIF) and the Geelong Regional Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF).
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio
“We will continue these discussions with businesses and have more to say about what the Government will do to support them during their transition to future industries.”
“After Tony Abbott walked away from this industry, we are standing by these workers during the transition to ensure they aren’t left without a job.”