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InDaily : May 24, 2013
fri.24.may.2013 Adelaide’s daily independent news © Solstice Media 2013 home news/views nation /world business sport ispy property Advertising enquiries Click here Editorial enquiries Click here Letters/comments Click here IN TODAY IF I were being generous I would give Jay Weatherill plaudits for at least acting on an issue about which he feels a certain moral indignation. If I were not feeling generous, I would point out that the banning of live odds advertising was not his idea, nor even his regulation; it is the conclusion of a codes of practice review tabled in SA parliament last week by the Independent Gambling Authority. As an independent body, the IGA will regulate as it sees fit. It probably doesn’t mind the Premier appropriating one of its decisions as his own; after all, it did rather... READ MORE What are the odds this was about votes? Adelaide weather Possible shower MAX 18 MIN 9 Today Tomorrow Partly cloudy MAX 18 MIN 10 5 DAY FORECAST MORE WEATHER Liam Mannix CAR manufacturing is no more “strategic” than any other industry, and the struggles of Ford and Holden aren’t a bad thing for consumers, says the head of the SA Centre for Economic Studies. A day after Ford announced an end to all Australian manufacturing, Michael O’Neil told Indaily that while car and component manufacturing were important to local economies – at Elizabeth and Geelong, for example – they weren’t that important in the big picture. “Most industries could claim that they were strategically important industries in any sort of state context,” O’Neil said. “But I don’t see it as a strategic industry in the sense of Australia’s future. “All industries are strategic, if you like. But I don’t see that the car industry’s more strategic than another.” Some economists, including the University of Adelaide’s Professor John Spoehr, claim the auto industry is strategically important because it upskills the workforce and imports advanced manufacturing technology which has flow on benefits to other businesses. READ MORE Auto industry not uniquely “strategic”: key economist Today’s wine deal CLICK HERE arts&culture Come Out to play at Adelaide’s jam-packed youth festival. Plus, why so many arts organisations are run by blokes, reviews and Weekend Picks. VIEW PAGE Tom Richardson - Opinion Clouds over Ford Australia’s head office in Melbourne. AFP photo arts&culture
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