A half-million jobs will be at risk unless the Australian government stands up to global auto makers operating in Australia and demands they source parts locally, industry workers say. The Australian Mfg. Workers Union (AMWU) tells a House of Representatives inquiry looking into employment in the automotive sector that the A$8.5 billion ($6.3 billion) car-parts industry is in crisis, under pressure from the appreciating Australian dollar and competition from emerging economies in China, ...

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