collapse of car manufacturing industry in Australia
The car manufacturing industry in Australia, an industry employing many engineers, has collapsed. Not very long ago Holden, Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi, and even Nissan had a manufacturing presence in Australia. There have been many blame games, and many attempts to keep the industry alive, but all failed. Some analysts thought that it was the unions that caused the demise of this industry. Others think otherwise.
Write an essay arguing what you think could be the dominant reasons for the collapse of this industry, paying particular attention to the role of unions. It is expected that each essay will cite at least five independent sources of news items or journal articles. Statistical information about the car industries in Australia, recent car workers’ pay and condition, and domestic and international demand for cars should feature in the essay.