- Sep 15, 2007
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Very few of those unemployed workers were unemployed before the virus crisis, so the welfare issue would have been very small. Even the satellite unemployement (usually about 7 - 10 times the company rate) seemed to find alternative jobs each time a facory closed (and we've been closing them in Australia since the 1980s).I liked Holdens and Falcons and would still be driving one if they were staying. Were they really subsidized to a greater extent than paying welfare to all the now unemployed workers?
The taxes lost from the Auto Companies has been picked up by the much larger expansion of the industrial areas. For example As the Port Mebourne factories closed, industrial factories have expanded from Brooklyn to Werribee in Melbourne.