Australian Parliament

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Australian Trade Minister Responds to Citizen Petition To Withdraw from ChAFTA

In the Australian House of Representatives, Australia's trade minister has responded to a citizen petition to "cancel" the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, rejecting that request but saying Australia would be taking action against forced labor.

Australian Broadcasting Corp. Director Says China Tries To Influence Content of Pacific Broadcasters, Promises Response

David Anderson, the Managing Director at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), testified last week to an Australian Senate Committee that the ABC would be stepping up its efforts to broadcast in the Pacific region in response to Chinese media expansion in this area.

Australian Parliamentary Committee Issues Report on Expanding CPTPP Membership, Discussing Applications of China and Taiwan

An Australian Parliamentary Committee has completed a detailed inquiry into expanding the CPTPP, and has made recommendations related to the applications of both China and Taiwan.

Australian House of Representatives Considers Bill Banning Imports of Goods Made With Forced Labor

As we reported here, in late August, the Australian Senate passed a bill – Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021 – that would ban imports of goods made with forced labor. Earlier this week, a similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives and had its second

Taiwan Representative Testifies before Australian Parliamentary Committee on Joining CPTPP

On October 12, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade heard testimony from Elliott Charng of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Views of Australian Businesses on China Joining the CPTPP

On September 30, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade met with several witnesses from the Australian business community as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership." Among other things, the witnesses

Tony Abbott on the Applications of China and Taiwan to Join the CPTPP

On September 30, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade met with former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (currently an adviser to the UK Board of Trade) as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement
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