Stop making excuses.The surprising part is that this surprises people.Dave, I think it's blow-back from the closure of the car industry, not just the actual Holden plant but dozens of local and interstate components suppliers fed into that and now they're mostly all gone, unable to survive without car manufacturing. Many of the former staff from Holden got quite generous separation packages because they'd been there a long time - they've probably all spent that money and are looking for work again.
WTF else does SA have going for it?? I'm not sure, but someone must know what it is about SA that makes the state $$$.
Having determined that, what can be done to expand/maximise it?? If you're crap at making new business, whats being done to support/encourage/expand what is working???
Some damn fine wine comes outta the place............. Umm - make more???
There's got to be more than sob stories surely?
Far more auto jobs were lost in Victoria but the local machines-on-wheels sector is going gangbusters. Jayco, Volgren, Iveco, Kenworth, Bombardier....even Tomcar ATV's....and the old car assembly plant at Clayton now operates 24/5 converting Dodge Rams for the nation:
Why is South Australia continually so inept by comparison?