The Australian government says the A$6.2 billion ($4.2 billion) in aid for the domestic auto industry is not a blank check, but dodges a question as to what will happen to local vehicle production if Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. in the U.S. go into bankruptcy. Asked if the assistance will ensure car production in Australia, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tells reporters only that it is a forward-looking plan for the future. Ford and GM have domestic operations in Australia, and the ...

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