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Rafe's Roundup May 24
Around the town , two weeks go, Revesby Workers , last week The Australia Club actually that is the club in Melbourne but you get the idea, this week The Purple Goanna in Redfern.
ACTU calls for emergency talks on car industry after Ford's decision to close Australian plants
Ford's decision to stop making cars in Australia has sparked a political debate over rising business costs and industry assistance.
Poll: Should people going into aged-care homes lose the right to vote?
PEOPLE going into aged-care homes would be more easily removed from the electoral roll and denied their vote, under a policy being pushed at today's Victorian Liberal Party state council meeting.
Fewer differences between major parties
Sitting down to story time with Auburn West primary school students in Sydney on Wednesday, one bright spark asked Julia Gillard how much longer she had left as prime minister.
End of an era?
In another major blow to Australian manufacturing, the Ford Motor company has announced plans to close its Geelong and Broadmeadows plants - shedding more than 1,200 jobs by late 2016.
Thu May 23, 2013
International Business Times
Ford Gives Australian Production the Brush-off
Everything has its end. And now there is the end of the 85-year-old Ford's production in which will be stopped by 2016.
Cop brawl like a game show: addict
An ice addict has told a Victorian court he thought he was playing in a game show when he took on police.
Proud city will stage fightback
Geelong worker Henry Fuller, who has been making cars for Ford for 25 years, said he felt ''gutted'' by the car maker's decision to stop production in Australia in 2016.
Ford closure a blow to auto industry: Bendix
BALLARAT brake manufacturers FMP Group Australia, trading under Bendix, won't be directly affected by the announcement that Ford will cease manufacturing in Australia from 2016.
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine confident state can recover from Ford job losses
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine is confident the state can deal with the loss of 1,200 jobs at Ford Australia, after the company announced plans to close its plants at Geelong and Broadmeadows in 2016.
Ford goes but keeps funds
DAVID MARK: Ford may be abandoning its Australian manufacturing operations, but it will still benefit from $34 million in Federal Government assistance announced last year.
Ford To Close Australian Plants By 2016, Retire Falcon Nameplate
Vik is an Editor at High Gear Media and contributor for a number of sites within the High Gear Media network.
Wed May 22, 2013
Opinion: Ford leaves families reeling
THE economy and lifestyles of the Geelong area will be smashed by Ford's decision to close production and cut 510 jobs by 2016.
Ford Australia to close Broadmeadows and Geelong plants, 1,200 jobs to go
Ford Australia says it will close its Australian manufacturing plants in October 2016, with the loss of hundreds of jobs.
Ford to shut plants in 2016
FORD will close its manufacturing operations in Australia and 1200 workers will lose their jobs in October 2016, despite receiving $1.1 billion in taxpayer funding over the past decade.
Napthine vows to support axed Ford workers
"If there's a change to car production we would be working with the federal government to support people who are affected and the supply chain," Dr Napthine told reporters in northeast Victoria on Thursday.
Claims Govt fears liquor-industry backlash
DAVID MARK: A failed $10 million program to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence in Queensland has prompted renewed calls for more effective action.
Everest climb completes big seven
Dr Simon Gower reaches the summit of Mount Everest. He has now successfully climbed the highest peaks of each of the seven continents.
Tue May 21, 2013
Family comes first when Taylor looks to his future
Harry Taylor wants to stay at Geelong, but with a wife and young family feeling the tug of life back in Western Australia, the defender is having to seriously contemplate a shift home.
Mon May 20, 2013
Tough break for Bendigo Pioneer Jaden McGrath
TO PLAY: Lalbert's Jake Maher will be the only Pioneer to pull on the "Big V" this weekend.