Go right ahead with another one of your opinionated diatribes - I won't read it anyway like most of your stuff.
The rot started long before that, we have been now this pathway before or do you and Wombat also part of the problem need a history lesson again?
2013 called, wanting it's car industry back.It closed in 2016/2017
You're quite simply hopeless at constructing any sort of a sound, logical argument - that's the core of the problem. And you think that your opinions are the same thing as facts -which they're not. Recall how you started out arguing that inflation had been killed by modern technology? Then you changed it so that it had been killed for all time by the destruction of the union movement in Australia. And then you gave up altogether because you couldn't pull a single, solitary fact out that supported either of those claims.
So yeah - go ahead and give us your totally fact-free golden wisdom about the destruction of the Australian car industry again. It'll be really insightful and interesting...
"your opinionated diatribes" - what the hell do you think you post all the time?
"I won't read it anyway like most of your stuff." - You do, all the bloody time and how many times have you said you don't? And then you say you don't then comment I didn't reply to you (because I couldn't be ar$ed as you will go round in circles and then divert off as soon as you are concerned onto something unrelated), so not only do you read, you are waiting for a response. Please, make up your mind.
Inflation has been killed by the modern economy, do I need to state it again? I never changed anything. Reasons
- Reduced union influence
- Overall reduction in union based roles with more white collar/SME type roles
- Reduction and Removal of regulated payrises to performance driven including supply and demand
- Elimination of many skilled shortages through imported labour
- Outsourcing of govt departments to SME's and contract
- Greater control over the economy
- Off-shoring high cost materials with lower cost import
- Longterm reduction in cost of oil and oil based products.
Is this an Australian trend, no, its global, look around.
Your reference to car industry, lets start with
- Ford wanted to go for a decade or more, god we all knew Ford looked at leaving before the AU.
- Holden was closed by the GM CEO in response to Obama directive.
- Toyota was looking to leave for a few years but didn't want to rock the boat with Hilux and Landcruiser sales.
The Australian car industry was surviving on making mostly cars for a specialized market that ceased to exist and cannot compete on global platform models. Likewise similar global models that were made here have either ceased to exist (Cruz) or in decline globally (Camry) due to changes in market.
Since the Australian industry closed, so has how many others in western Countries Don? How's the US car industry going despite Trump's war on Mexico and Canada Don? The only Sedan is growth is the one you detest, the rest are gone or going unless its a SUV, big 4x4 or EV. Even the Mustang is to be built on a SUV platform! Gone are the days when making less than 100,000 models a year from the one production line is viable.
But Don the key point is, as you and likely Wombat have not made a contribution to the Australian car industry for at least the 10 years prior to its closing, who was the industry supposedly making cars for Don? Your not buying them, so how do you expect them to be made here Don? A bit hypocritical don't you think Don? Oh what was your answer, tariff the imports, so lets make cars even more expensive for other just because you won't buy one? The hypocrisy continues? Yes you and Wombat wanted Tony Abbott to force Australian Tax payer dollars into the hands of multi national car companies to force them to make cars you won't buy!!! Australian of the year, good one Don!
As you won't be reading this, I suppose its irrelevant that I tell you (again) that my previous car was a new Aussie made 2011 Aurion and I wasn't even living in the country. Oh what was that, I'm not in the country so I don't know whats going on?