Portfolio Releases

MORRISON MUST SACK CHRISTENSEN AS TRADE COMMITTEE CHAIR

15 January 2021

Scott Morrison must remove Coalition MP George Christensen as the chair of Parliament’s joint standing committee on trade and investment growth due to his record of incendiary and false comments about China.

GOVERNMENT ADMITS FAILURE TO DIVERSIFY EXPORT MARKETS

30 December 2020

The Morrison Government has finally admitted that its failure to make a genuine effort to strengthen trade ties with India is damaging Australian exporters.

TEHAN’S PRIORITY: SAVE OUR EXPORTERS

18 December 2020

The new Minister for Trade, Dan Tehan, must immediately set to work on repairing our failing trade relationship with China in an effort to save thousands of Australian jobs that are under threat.

LABOR WELCOMES WTO ACTION AGAINST CHINA

16 December 2020

Labor supports the Morrison Government’s decision to refer China to the World Trade Organisation over its decision in May to impose an 80.5 per cent tariff on Australia barley.

STATEMENT ON AUSTRALIAN COAL EXPORTS

15 December 2020

Labor is deeply concerned by reports that China has blocked imports of Australian coal and yet again calls on the Government to devise a strategy to support our exporters and to embrace trade diversification.

IRON ORE LEVY NO ANSWER TO CHINA TRADE ISSUES

14 December 2020

Scott Morrison must immediately reject Queensland LNP Senator Matt Canavan’s reckless push for the Government to impose a tax on Australia’s iron ore exports to China.

MORRISON’S FAILURE ON TRADE DIVERSIFICATION

09 December 2020

The Morrison Government’s failure to secure new markets for our exporters will be highlighted yet again tomorrow when India releases a crucial report on boosting economic relations with Australia.

MORRISON MUST SUPPORT OUR EXPORTERS

27 November 2020

Scott Morrison must stand up for Australian exporters in the wake of China’s decision to impose debilitating tariffs on Australian wine from tomorrow.

LABOR TO EXAMINE RCEP TRADE DEAL

15 November 2020

Labor will carefully consider the details of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

MORRISON’S WA BORDER HUMILIATION

06 November 2020

The High Court has today delivered a humiliating rebuff to the Morrison Government and the Western Australian Liberals over their support for Clive Palmer’s bid to tear down WA’s border controls against COVID-19.