Portfolio Releases

CHINA’S SUSPENSION OF AUSTRALIAN IMPORTS

06 November 2020

Labor is deeply concerned by reports that Chinese authorities are planning to halt imports of Australian wine, lobsters, sugar, coal, copper, barley and timber. 

MORRISON HAS NO PLAN TO ADDRESS CHINA TRADE CRISIS

02 November 2020

It is clear the Morrison Government has no plan to address the escalating concerns of Australian exporters following reports that Australian rock lobsters are being delayed in obtaining Chinese customs clearance.

MORRISON FAILS TO DELIVER ON INDIA PROMISES

30 October 2020

The Morrison Government has abandoned a promise to implement the key findings of a $1.5 million report that recommended practical ways Australia can boost its languishing economic ties with India.

JAPAN SHOWS HOW FAR BEHIND THE WORLD MORRISON IS ON CLIMATE

27 October 2020

The list of groups who don’t support net zero by 2050 gets smaller and smaller and at the top of the list is Scott Morrison’s Government.

LABOR WELCOMES PACIFIC TRADE BOOST

16 October 2020

Labor welcomes the announcement that a Pacific regional trade agreement including Australia will be launched in 60 days after the required eight countries ratified the deal, ending years of delays.

AUSTRALIAN COTTON GROWERS NEED SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT ON CHINA

16 October 2020

The Morrison Government must address the concerns of Australia’s exporters following news that cotton growers are now facing obstacles in entering the Chinese market.

MORRISON GOVERNMENT MUST STEP UP ON CHINA TRADE PROBLEM

15 October 2020

Labor is deeply concerned about reports of a decision by Chinese authorities to block shipments of Australian coal. 

LABOR CALLS FOR RELEASE OF TRADE AGREEMENT TEXT

12 October 2020

Labor calls on the Government to make transparency a priority at the upcoming Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting by pushing for the final treaty text to be publicly released before it is signed. 

MORRISON’S WA BORDER HUMILIATION

25 August 2020

The Federal 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.

LABOR WELCOMES FUNDING LIFELINE FOR ACICIS – BUT WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG?

24 August 2020

Labor welcomes the Government’s decision to provide a financial lifeline to the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS).