Shorten policy a risk to free trade

Original article by Geoff Connolly
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 3-Jan-19

Labor’s national conference in December supported changes to the party’s policy platform with regard to free-trade agreements, including bans on deals that waive ­labour-market testing requirements or include Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions. However, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says Labor’s policy would put Australia’s future free-trade deals at risk and undermine the ability of local companies to export their products and services. Meanwhile, data to be released on 3 January will highlight the economic benefits of Australia’s free-trade deals with China and South Korea.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

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