Holden leaving Australia – now the accusations are flying around

Holden closing down

The closure of General Motors Holden in Australia has, not surprisingly lead to inuendo and dsiputes.  David Brown gives us the latest.

Holden’s Transition Support Program claims to include all facets of new vehicle profitability and amounts to $1500 per car. This compensation, they say is over four times what the average dealer made in the new vehicle department over this same timeframe.

Whereas law firm HWL Ebsworth has claimed that the amount should be $6110.

Meanwhile General Motors head office has denied accusations that it knew it was going to axe Holden as far back as 2015.

They say that these claims are based on a bizarre and illogical argument given that they made various significant investments in programs, plans and strategies to support and promote Holden after 2015.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto