FTA

Free trade

Reducing tariffs and quotas is one thing, but modern trade pacts often include coercive investor provisions that fly in the face of the notion of fairness and the worker’s right for a fair go, writes Tim Harcourt.

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The services sector is poised to reap significant gains from the China-Australia free trade deal, writes Laurey Pearcey.

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If Tony Abbott and Andrew Robb are serious about the future of Australia’s education sector as a key export earner, the FTA negotiations at hand seem like a practical place to start, writes Laurie Pearcey. 

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Julia Gillard's yuan conversion offer and framework for bilateral relations with China puts Australia in the right place at the right time, writes Tim Harcourt.