Treasurer Joe Hockey claims China is unwilling to renegotiate the free trade agreement with Australia in order to further protect Australian jobs.
PWR, the Queensland-based designer and manufacturer of cooling systems used by car racing teams, is considering an ASX listing later this year.
The Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in more than six years, trading at $US 70.17 cents before 7 am AEST.
Three industry groups will today launch a national campaign to inform the public on the benefits of the China FTA, as calls for changes to the deal grow louder.
An increasing number of parents are purchasing gourmet food for their babies and toddlers, according to industry analysts IBISWorld.
The latest Australian International Business Survey continues to highlight the financing constraints faced by Australia’s internationally-active businesses.
Thales has signed to build Enhanced F88 rifles for the Australian Defence Force, and has said this would assist it to also target increased exports.
The Victorian State Opposition, supported by the Greens, will launch an inquiry into the Government’s planned sale of the Port of Melbourne lease.
Australia’s manufacturing sector made an impressive comeback to expansion in July, according to a key index.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has attacked the Labor party for playing “xenophobic short-term politics” over the free trade agreement with China.
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.
Over 2,000 union workers held a rally against the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Brisbane yesterday.
LNG exports will displace iron ore as Australia’s major export in coming years, but domestic prices will rise steeply and will harm industrial users, according to a new ANZ report.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has begun a campaign, claiming that the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will hurt Australian employment.
More needs to be done to ensure that manufacturers don’t miss out on the benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), according to the peak industry group.
The privatisation of ports around Australia may force importers and exporters to pay more to use them, according to a Victorian academic.
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement which was signed last week includes provisions on investor rights and temporary labour that favour Chinese investors, says a lobby group.
Australia’s dairy industry, agriculture sector and beef and sheep farmers are the big winners of the Free Trade Agreement signed today by Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and his counterpart, Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng.
The Port of Melbourne will be privatised on a 50 year lease in a move that will earn the Victorian Government $5b – $6b.
More than 2,000 people, including representatives of almost 900 Australian businesses have met with Chinese producers at Sydney’s Huizhou Products Expo.