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The betrayal of Australian Toyota workers by the Abbott- Turnbull Government today reaches completion, as the final car rolls off the production line in Altona.

Over the last 70 years, the car industry played a critical role in providing advanced manufacturing jobs to hundreds of thousands of Australians.

It is shattering to see a critical, valuable industry, comprised of proud, skilful workers, abandoned by a government, on the basis of a broken ideology.

To all the workers who will be facing great uncertainty about their future, we stand with them and will do what can be done to support their union, to help them retrain and become reemployed. We will not abandon them.

Now, more than ever, it is urgent the Turnbull Government comes up with a proper plan for the future of manufacturing in Australia.