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The transition of the Australian car manufacturing sector

Outcomes and best practice summary report
Manufacturing Car industry Skilled workforce Job redundancy Australia

The closure of the Ford, Holden and Toyota car manufacturing plants (referred to as ‘the original equipment manufacturers’ or ‘OEMs’), and the flow on to the supply chain companies, in Australia in 2016 and 2017 was one of the most significant structural adjustments seen in Australia’s manufacturing sector.

In response to the closures there was a coordinated response by governments, the OEMs, and the supply chain companies, to manage the transition and support workers into other jobs, further study or other pursuits. Governments and the OEMs committed to implement best practice in terms of a successful industry transition and support for workers.

This report examines the outcomes and best practice lessons from the support provided to assist retrenched workers.

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