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John Menadue. The nonsense about Free Trade Agreements

In his tormented defence of his government’s performance, Tony Abbott highlighted some of his so-called achievements.  They included the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Japan, ROK and China. Most of the work in preparation for these agreements had been done … Continue reading

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Hazel Moir, How trade agreements are locking in a broken patent system.

Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years and where we … Continue reading

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