Portfolio Releases

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.

RESOURCES WORKERS SACRIFICED FOR BARNABY’S POWER TRIP

27 June 2021

The Morrison Government has delivered a slap in the face to mining and resources communities around Australia by dumping the portfolio from Cabinet.

LABOR AGREES TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE BILL AMENDMENTS

22 June 2021

Labor has agreed to support the Government’s amendments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill.

LABOR BACKS WTO ACTION ON WINE

19 June 2021

Labor supports the Morrison Government’s decision to refer China to the World Trade Organization over its decision to impose anti-dumping duties on Australia’s wine.

LABOR WELCOMES PROPOSED UK TRADE DEAL

16 June 2021

Labor welcomes the in-principle deal announced last night to progress a free-trade agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom.

PITT’S PLEDGE ON EXPORT MARKETS RINGS HOLLOW

07 May 2021

The Morrison Government’s poor record on trade diversification has again been highlighted by its announcement of a vague $20 million strategy to build new markets for Australian resources exports.