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Rust Belt 2.0 - What will the China-Australia deal mean for Australian jobs

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on the today’s announcement about a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “What has the Government actually announced today? We are signing something to say that we will sign a deal at some point in the future. This is a Clayton’s trade deal when you need a headline.

“The Government has stolen a headline and yet they won’t release the text for months.

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How big a hole will the China FTA punch in Abbott's Budget?

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson is calling on the government to release details of the estimated budget impact of the impending China-Australia trade deal. He is calling on the government to be upfront about what they are going to "trade away" to land the China agreement.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Trade deals always come with significant costs, but the government will never tell you about them.

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