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    1. Angry P.M. Scott Morrison accuses General Motors of letting Holden 'wither away' after taking $2bn in subsidies

      Angry Scott Morrison accuses GM of letting Holden 'wither away' after taking $2bn in subsidies For context: Holden is an Australian home-grown brand. It became a subsidiary of General Motors in...

      Angry Scott Morrison accuses GM of letting Holden 'wither away' after taking $2bn in subsidies

      For context: Holden is an Australian home-grown brand. It became a subsidiary of General Motors in 1931, but it started manufacturing cars in Australia from 1948. The 1950s FJ Holden is an Australian icon. The Holden Commodore was the family sedan for Aussies all through the 1980s & 1990s. Aussie car lovers fell into two tribes: Holden or Ford. If you ask any Aussie to name a few famous Australian brands, Holden will get a mention.

      General Motors stopped manufacturing Holdens in Australia a few years ago, but they assured us that Holdens would continue to be made (albeit overseas) and sold here.

      Now the brand itself is being axed, at the end of next year.

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