Portfolio Releases

3,200 WA JOBS IN SCARBOROUGH PROJECT WELCOMED

22 November 2021

Today I congratulated Woodside and BHP on their announcement of a final decision to proceed with the Scarborough natural gas project off the Western Australian coast.

RCEP TRADE DEAL BILL MUST PROMPT GOVERNMENT MYANMAR ACTION

19 October 2021

Labor will support legislation to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) because it will benefit Australian exporters and workers, but calls on the Government to take a stand on the restoration of democracy in Myanmar.

TEHAN MUST LEAD ON COVID-19 TRIPS WAIVER

13 October 2021

Labor is calling on the Australian Government to follow through on their stated support of a waiver of World Trade Organisation intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of this week’s formal meetings of the WTO’s Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property.

COST OF MR MORRISON’S DIPLOMATIC FAILURES RISING

01 October 2021

The costs of Scott Morrison’s diplomatic failures on AUKUS keep rising, with the EU now suspending free trade agreement talks – putting Australian exporters and jobs in jeopardy, right when Australia needs urgent trade diversification.

AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS NEED A GOVERNMENT THAT VALUES RELATIONSHIPS

20 September 2021

The Morrison-Joyce Government’s focus on announcement instead of doing the whole job is again risking our relationships with key trading partners, in this case the French Government.

GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR

31 August 2021

Labor today calls on the Government to take a stand on the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, following the recommendations in a report on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.

LABOR CALLS FOR ACTION ON JSCOT TREATY MAKING REPORT

27 August 2021

In the interests of ensuring future trade agreements provide an economic benefit to Australians, Labor has called on the Government to implement all five recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) inquiry into Australia’s treaty-making processes as a matter of urgency.

AUSTRALIAN RESOURCES COMPANIES TAKE WORLD STAGE

18 August 2021

Labor welcomes the recent announcement that Woodside and BHP will merge their respective oil and gas portfolios. 

INDIAN TRADE RELATIONSHIP NEGLECTED ON THIS GOVERNMENT’S WATCH

09 August 2021

The Morrison Government’s “special trade envoy” Tony Abbott has today advocated a “swift” free trade agreement with India – conveniently ignoring the eight long years this Government has spent ignoring this vital relationship.

MORRISON’S FAILURES THREATEN JOBS IN RESOURCES SECTOR

29 June 2021

The Morrison Government’s bungling of hotel quarantine and the vaccine rollout is now threatening to disrupt the nation’s most valuable export industry.