Based on an article by Nick Toscano
Political leaders have drastically failed to grasp the economic and social value of , and had effectively abandoned the industry.
All advanced economies with automotive industries have actively supported them, because it's in their interest.
"Australia has provided the least amount of support to their automotive industry compared to any other country ... and we also have the most open market for imports compared to any other country."
High-quality, working-class jobs that meant non-university graduates could secure a decent life and raise a family are crucial to national economic well being.
Much of the rhetoric now is around innovation, but they are not these folks in the car industry.