Portfolio Releases

EXPORTERS AT RISK FROM MORRISON’S CLIMATE DENIALISM

09 February 2021

Trade Minister Dan Tehan must explain how the Morrison Government’s climate inaction will affect a proposed free-trade agreement with the European Union, in the wake of the European Parliament’s decision to back a carbon price on imports.

TEHAN MUST SUPPORT OUR EXPORTERS

05 February 2021

Labor is disappointed that Trade Minister Dan Tehan is yet to receive a reply to a letter he sent to China’s new commerce minister, Wang Wentao, seeking to reopen dialogue with our biggest trading partner.

APPOINTMENT AS SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES

28 January 2021

I am extremely honoured to be appointed as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Resources, in addition to my role as Shadow Minister for Trade.

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.