In December 2015 the Australian and Chinese governments agreed to a bilateral Free Trade agreement. The agreement made 95% of all Australian exports into China tariff-free including agricultural products such as beef and dairy. Opponents of the deal included Unions who argued that it posed the risk of shipping jobs to China since it did not contain any labour market testing requirements. Proponents argue that the deal will grow the economy by giving exporters greater access to the expanding Chinese economy.
How about a free trade agreement with other third world countries instead of continually feeding the monster in China. China pouring so much throw away trash into this country and Australia's are frittering their hard earned dollars on rubbish that turns into landfill. I want to see other countries from the third world given more opportunities to do trade with Australia.
No, because then China will control Australia through trade. Australia should not be dependent on trade from any nation, including China, Germany and the US. Australia is a FREE, DEMOCRATIC nation, a SUPERPOWER in the PACIFIC, we do not need any foreign nation controlling us!!!
Australia should not have a disproportionate trade volume with any single country as it does with China. Free trade agreements by their nature are political rather than rationally economic. The number of bilateral and multilateral agreements, (not only trade), is ridiculous and often are in logical conflict from one agreement to another
No, not until China meets strict humanitarian rights standards (Xin- Xiang, Hong Kong, South China Sea, Chinese corporations with CCP ties overseas) and halts it’s military intimidation and propaganda war over Taiwan.
I actually don’t know enough about this to form an opinion. I think we need to keep a lot more jobs and produce for ourselves, I think China need to improve human and animal rights practices but I think it would be hypocritical of Australia to enforce that on them unless we improve our own. It’s complicated and nuanced. I don’t actually know.
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