With the last big car plant closing down for good and immediate profitability reasons, (they can be made cheaper elsewhere), we lose another level of independence. We forget that keeping a minimum fall back capacity within OZ, for all important resources, is a security matter,. If we don’t, then one day, we will deeply regret it. Why don’t we take over an existing car manufacturing facility and design a special Australian peoples utility vehicle, (as the Germans did with the VW as part of a post WW1 economic recovery plan). It could be viable if, from day one, we scaled it appropriately, and we began with instructing all government departments to buy say, 30% of their fleet, from our own factories.This would save jobs and keep many valued skill sets in Australia.