Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 14-May-18
The Minerals Council of Australia has released the results of modelling which suggests that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will boost Australia’s GDP by about 0.54 per cent a year, which equates to $A15bn. CEO David Byers says the 11-nation trade deal will bolster jobs, wages, economic growth and consumer choice in Australia. Byers has downplayed the ACTU’s concerns that the TPP will prompt a surge in temporary skilled migrant numbers, and called on federal parliament to endorse it.
MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, ACTU, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL FARMERS’ FEDERATION LIMITED, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES