THE ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S “EXPORT AGREEMENT WITH CHINA”
The Abbott Government’s claim today that it had concluded an “Export Agreement with China” raises troubling issues about whether it has followed proper procedures.
As the Abbott Government undoubtedly knows, Export Agreements are contracts, arrangements or understandings that relate exclusively to the export of goods from Australia or the supply of services outside of Australia.
Export Agreements are listed as such on the ACCC website.
The China FTA is not an “export agreement”, and the Government has embarrassed itself in the Parliament today by trying to assert otherwise.
The Government has been caught out trying to spin the China FTA, just like it’s been busted misleading Australians on its impact on jobs.
It will never be able to spin its way out of the fact it is refusing to put in place safeguards for Australian jobs.
The Government should stop these stunts and work with the Parliament to ensure that the full benefits of this agreement can be realised.
THURSDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2015
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