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Far from the Car - Research Tuesdays Seminar Series

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The demise of the automotive manufacturing industry in Australia
Car manufacturing industries in Australia are on the wane. This will seriously impact our communities and economy for some time to come. An upcoming seminar explores this issue and the implications.The seminar will confront the realisation that with every passing day we are another step closer to the end of automotive manufacturing in Australia.

But before that fateful day arrives we must, as a society, make a critical choice. Will we merely attempt to shift our existing skill-sets into the closest-match industry available and cross our fingers that jobs will materialise? Or will we boldly reposition ourselves to take advantage of emerging global opportunities?

The demise of the automotive manufacturing industry in Australia
The demise of the automotive manufacturing industry in Australia

This seminar will show which way the evidence points. Drawing on national and international case studies of past large-scale industrial closures, Associate Professor John Spoehr will make the case for transformational economic change.

Research Tuesday seminar
Research Tuesday seminar

Evidence will be presented from other countries. How this process has successfully prevented industrial heartlands becoming industrial deserts and avoided escalating unemployment and ultimately, why a high-skill, knowledge intensive pathway to growth offers us the prospect of a higher, rather than lower, standard of living.

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Associate Professor Spoehr heads the University of Adelaide's Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre. He is also leading the establishment of the Stretton Centre - a partnership between the University, City of Playford, and the SA and Australian Governments - to integrate development in Adelaide's north.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 10th February 5:30-7:00pm at the Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus. This is part of the University of Adelaide's Research Tuesday Seminar Series. Registration is essential and can be made via the University of Adelaide website
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When: Tuesday 10th February 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free entry
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