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InDaily : May 23, 2013
thur.23.may.2013 Adelaide’s daily independent news © Solstice Media 2013 home news/views nation /world business sport ispy property Advertising partners Sponsored by Advertising enquiries Click here Editorial enquiries Click here Letters/comments Click here IN TODAY SENSUAL, gritty and compelling, the South Australian Tourism Commission’s latest TV commercial offers a new take on our most famous wine region. With a dramatic soundtrack by Nick Cave and barely a vine in sight, the visually stunning commercial contrasts extreme close-ups of beautiful food with gritty images of the Barossa dirt, the flames of the traditional cooper’s craft, and other hints at history and mystery. The ad, with its tag line “Barossa. Be Consumed.”, is definitely arresting and arty, but will it work? READ MORE Beautiful Barossa gets down and dirty Adelaide weather Mostly sunny MAX 18 MIN 10 Today Tomorrow Possible shower MAX 17 MIN 8 5 DAY FORECAST MORE WEATHER Today’s wine deal CLICK HERE books Slick Nordic noir from Thomas Enger, plus more book reviews, an enticing scholarship in Sri Lanka and Poet’s Corner. VIEW PAGE See for yourself – the long-awaited Barossa: Be Consumed television commercial. David Washington Ford axes Australian manufacturing MELBOURNE: Ford will cease its manufacturing operations in Australia by October 2016 with the loss of 1,200 jobs. Ford Australia president and chief executive Bob Graziano said the company made a loss of $141 million after tax in the last financial year, and a loss of $600 million over the last five years. Ford Australia employs more than 3,500 people at its manufacturing plants at Broadmeadows, in Melbourne’s north, and Geelong. In January last year, the Federal Government contributed $34 million to Ford’s $103 million production upgrade, and the Victorian government an unspecified amount. At the time, the company said the upgrade would mean the Territory and Falcon models would continue to be made in Victoria until 2016. Graziano said the cost of manufacturing cars in Australia was uncompetitive. “Manufacturing is not viable for Ford in the long term,” he told reporters at Broadmeadows this morning. Graziano said all entitlements would be protected for the 1,200 workers whose jobs are affected, and the company would provide support through the next three years. The reduced demand for large cars was a factor... READ MORE books
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