Tag Archives: China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

JOHN MENADUE. The new compradors in the China Australia relationship.

  In this blog on 14 October last year I wrote. Compradors are sometimes described as those who help a foreign country exploit their own. I was reminded of this when I read that the ALP Caucus had compromised its … Continue reading

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BOB KINNAIRD on China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)

An opinion piece in yesterday’s Financial Review by James Laurenceson dismisses union concerns on ChAFTA – ‘Don’t believe Chinese worker Free Trade Agreement scaremongering’, 9/6/16. It warrants a response. Laurenceson’s claims do not stand up to scrutiny. They concern firstly … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE.   Free Trade Agreements. The Abbott and Turnbull Governments were told but wouldn’t listen. They went further and attacked those who expressed concerns.

The ink was hardly dry on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) before we learned about labour market exploitation under the agreement.

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John Menadue. The new compradors and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Compradors are sometimes described as those who help a foreign country exploit their own. I was reminded of this when I read that the ALP Caucus had compromised its concerns over jobs for Australians and was prepared to waive the … Continue reading

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Bob Kinnaird. China FTA and a diplomatic appointment.

As the government’s exaggerated claims of economic benefit and job creation from ChAFTA are increasingly exposed, the lead DFAT negotiator on the China FTA is set to be appointed the next Australian Ambassador to China. According to reports in the … Continue reading

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Peter Dixon and Maureen Rimmer. What’s really at stake if the China FTA falls through.

Earlier this month Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sounded a warning on the impact to Australia’s economy if the recently signed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement were to fail. In a statement, Abbott said: “If Bill Shorten and the Labor Party … Continue reading

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