Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Robert Simms is calling on the Federal Government to back his bill currently before parliament to kick-start electric car production in SA, following news that hundreds of jobs will be lost from Holden in Adelaide's North.
"My thoughts are with Holden workers during this difficult time," Senator Simms said.
"Today's announcement highlights the need for the federal government to support new job creation in SA. Electric car production is a multi-billion industry and would provide an opportunity for us to harness the skills and experience of our manufacturing industry and create new jobs."
The Greens' Bill broadens the eligibility for the Federal Government's Automotive Transformation Scheme to encourage investment in the manufacture of electric and other non-fossil fuel powered vehicles.
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