Portfolio Releases

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.

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.