IN­DUS­TRY AT RISK

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Letters -

I THOUGHT Phil Way ( cars­Guide, Au­gust 15) dealt with you rather se­verely on LED lighting.

I have just taken de­liv­ery of a 60th An­niver­sary Calais V and can as­sure you the stop, tail and turn lights are in­can­des­cent globes. More im­por­tantly, I can say that the VE is a mag­nif­i­cent car that was de­signed and built in Aus­tralia by one of our last ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­tries, LED or no LED(s).

I hope that we won’t be ‘‘LED astray’’ by Steve Bracks’ re­port on tar­iffs. We need a lit­tle more as­sur­ance than Bracks just ‘‘be­liev­ing’’ the big three will sur­vive. Once the in­dus­try is gone it won’t come back! Per­haps we should tem­per our eco­nomic pro­cesses with some strate­gic think­ing. Alan Swann

email Thanks for the Com­modore up­date. I also worry about the fu­ture of the mo­tor in­dus­try as it brings huge ben­e­fits to Aus­tralia.

Ed

Shine a light: Calais V has been given the thumbs up.

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