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Have Free Trade Agreements Been Failures?

Labor has announced that, if it were in government, it would require the Productivity Commission to assess 10 years after a preferential trade agreement (i.e. free trade agreement) was entered into by Australia whether that preferential trade agreement was actually economically beneficial to Australia. After all that is the rational for entering into such...
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Labor’s Proposed $1 Billion Australian Manufacturing Fund – Throwing Stones in Glass Houses

Labor’s Bill Shorten and Kim Carr have promised a $1 advanced billion manufacturing fund, a so-called Australian Manufacturing Fund, to back Australian manufacturers if it wins the next election. Ostensibly this is to assist Australian manufacturing industries having difficulty obtaining finance from traditional resources such as banks. However, what are implications of such a fund...
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