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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Turnbull's TPP Legislation To Do Nothing

Today’s story in the Australian that the Turnbull Government will introduce legislation to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows just how out of touch Malcom Turnbull is. 

President-elect Trump has made it clear that the United States will withdraw from the TPP.

Unless the United States ratifies the TPP it does not come into effect and President-elect Trump has made it clear that’s not going to happen.

Malcolm Turnbull wants to pass legislation to implement an agreement that will never exist, at least not in its current form. 

This is as stupid as knighting Prince Phillip. There must be something about this time of year.

It’s like turning up to a party that has been cancelled and dancing on your own on the front lawn, thinking it will convince the owners to put the party back on.

Australians want trade deals that create jobs, not fake deals that gather dust.

Malcolm Turnbull should stop pretending he can change Donald Trump’s mind and start working on a real plan for our economy.

Malcolm Turnbull promised ‘Jobs and Growth’. Instead the economy has gone backwards and 46,000 full time jobs were lost in 2016.

Australia needs action, not nothing announcements from a do-nothing government.

MONDAY, 16 JANUARY 2017
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