Toyota confirms exit from Australian manufacturing in 2017

By Mathew Dunckley
Updated February 10 2014 - 6:34am, first published 5:53am

The end of Australia's car manufacturing industry has arrived, with Toyota on Monday telling its 4200 local staff it  will no longer make cars in Melbourne beyond 2017.

A small army of security guards assembled at the company’s Altona plant, ahead of the annual address by Toyota Australia president Max Yasuda on Monday afternoon.

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