Statement from the Premier of Victoria

Statement from the Premier of Victoria

pt5I have just been informed this afternoon by the President of Toyota Corporation Mr Akio Toyoda that Toyota will cease production in Australia by the end of 2017.

I am extremely disappointed by this sudden decision and would clearly have preferred to have had the opportunity to work through these issues with Toyota and the Federal Government.

My thoughts go immediately to Toyota workers and their families as well as workers across the supply chain.
The Victorian Coalition Government stands ready to do everything we can to support workers and their families.

I have advised the Prime Minister’s office that Victoria will be seeking a commitment from the Federal Coalition Government for a significant and comprehensive adjustment package, to assist workers at Toyota and affected suppliers in the automotive industry.

Victoria has a diverse and robust economy which has created 50,000 jobs in the past three years.
The Victorian economy has been identified as best placed to take advantage of the Asian century and capitalise on growth opportunities which will provide benefits across the state’s economy.
Media contact: Mark Lee 0408 547 381

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