The federal government says manufacturers have been too slow to replace the defective Takata airbags, so it has issued a compulsory recall to get them off Australian roads.
Raj Nair has accepted he breached the automaker's behavioural standards, issuing an apology over undisclosed "incidents".
A medical device facility is taking a fresh approach to staff retention.
Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler have financed tests exposing humans and monkeys to dangerous gases.
The auto-maker that it will increase its investment in the electric vehicle market from $4.5 billion to $11 billion.
At least seven people have died and another 77 have been injured after an Amtrak passenger train careered of the rails and crashed onto the motorway below.