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Towards future industries: Victoria’s automotive transition plan is a $46.5 million package that will create jobs and help businesses, workers and communities in the automotive industry meet the challenges ahead and take advantage of emerging opportunities. The plan will provide additional assistance for retrenched automotive workers to find high-quality and sustainable employment. It will also provide assistance for businesses to access global automotive markets and develop new opportunities in high growth sectors. Greater effort will be directed towards creating jobs in those local communities most affected by change. The Victorian Government will also continue to advocate for greater structural adjustment support from the Commonwealth Government. The 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget forecast an effective cut of $795 million from the Automotive Transformation Scheme over seven years from 2014-15. Victoria will continue to fight for its fair share of this budget saving for economic development projects, particularly in those regions most impacted by the closure of the three major passenger car manufacturers. The plan will be overseen and coordinated by a Victorian Automotive Transition Taskforce. The taskforce will provide advice to the Government on the transition process and will include representation from industry, unions, community organisations and state government

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