Australia’s Federal Treasurer Peter Costello is seeking further information on Mitsubishi’s car-making plans within the country, says Australian Broadcasting Corporation (16/11/00). ABC News Online says that there are conflicting reports about the future of two factories, with the UK’s Financial Times quoting Mitsubishi’s new president as saying that it would be difficult to continue to keep the plants operational while Mitsubishi’s Australian Managers say the report is incorrect.

According to the Australian media organisation, Mr Costello – speaking on an Australian
radio station – is seeking clarity on the situation.