Whether China is dumping steel in Australia under the ‘market economy’ label is very subjective
Steel dumping is the latest accusation levelled at China in a growing backlash against the country’s influence in Australia. But dumping can be in the eye of the beholder, depending on how much your country is exporting or importing (or both) and varying government regulations.
Football Friday shemozzle costs business
Victorian businesses are paying a heavy penalty for Footy Friday according to a new survey of businesses conducted by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
Three reasons free trade has become a political football
Surveying democratic election results around the world, it’s clear the high water mark for globalisation has been met. Free trade, always questionable economics, is no longer good politics and in many ways has jumped the shark.
Murray Goulburn saga has roots in deregulation
The history of the dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn and its farmer suppliers shows how a close relationship of trust has developed and been broken with the collapse of the farmgate milk price. Roots of the current crisis can be traced all the way back to the deregulation of the dairy industry at the start of … Continue reading Murray Goulburn saga has roots in deregulation
Getting free trade right can be good for workers and exporters
Agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues,” according to Trade Minister Andrew Robb.