PM launches all- Aussie car

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

PRIME Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard has evoked the mem­ory of for­mer leader Ben Chi­fley as she drove the first Aus­tralian-made Holden Cruze off the pro­duc­tion line in Ade­laide. Ms Gil­lard said it was in 1948 that prime min­is­ter Chi­fley, who was then re­build­ing Aus­tralia af­ter World War II, launched the first lo­cally-built Holden. More than 60 years later, she said the cars the com­pany now pro­duced were un­recog­nis­able from those of the past.

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