Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have made parliamentary statements on the Holden closure that led to terse exchanges in the House of Representatives tonight.
- Listen to Tony Abbott in the House (7m)
- Listen to Bill Shorten in the House (9m)
Abbott and Shorten had just arrived back after attending the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Abbott told the House it was a “sad bad day” for Australian manufacturing. “I don’t want to mince my words – this is a dark day for manufacturing in this country.” [Read more...]