“I don’t know the figures for how many people are directly employed in automotive manfacturing, I’d guess about 10,000, and we don’t know exactly how much the grants and kick-backs from the federal and state governments are, but if it’s around one billion dollars a year, you just have to do the maths to come up with $100,000 per employee. Is that fair? Is that viable?”
Suzuki general manager Tony Devers speaking to The Age, earlier this week, about federal government support for local auto-manufacturing. Is it fair? Is it viable? Have your say.