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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Labor backs local jobs with Mackay Port Access Road

BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG ANTHONY ALBANESE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM... read more...


Labor to deliver more jobs with Townsville Port channel widening

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $75 million in the Townsville Port Channel Widening project – delivering hundreds of new jobs for Townsville and regional Queensland.  Widening the port in Townsville will boost the local economy, create at least 120 construction jobs... read more...


30,000 regional Queenslanders out of work while Barnbay and Turnbull fight

There are 30,000 people in regional Queensland worried about how they will put food on the table tonight. While Turnbull and Joyce are in the middle of a public war, they’re not doing the job of creating jobs for North and Central Queenslanders. Private school boy sniping... read more...


Economic modelling on trade agreement is common sense

ECONOMIC MODELLING ON TRADE AGREEMENT IS COMMON SENSE Undertaking economic modelling on trade agreements is common sense. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says so: “It’s also important that the Government does something that the Parliament has recommended and... read more...


Local knowledge to boost tourism jobs under Labor

THE HON BILL SHORTENLEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONMEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER  THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND... read more...


Foreign Policy White Paper

THE HON. BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONSHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERSMEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG  SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONGLEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATESHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRSLABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH... read more...


Labor plans for Cairns international tourism boost

THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  MICHAEL HEALYLABOR CANDIDATE FOR CAIRNSLABOR PLANS FOR CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL TOURISM BOOST Labor is planning for an international tourism... read more...


NAIF needs more ministerial oversight

JIM CHALMERS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCE MEMBER FOR RANKIN  THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  NAIF NEEDS MORE MINISTERIAL OVERSIGHT Labor believes that the Northern... read more...


Trudeau no show gives Turnbull chance to fix TPP mistakes

Canada's stalling of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) gives Turnbull an opportunity to fix mistakes he made in the TPP. In the TPP Turnbull waived labour market testing for six countries - Canada, Peru, Mexico, Brunei, Malaysia... read more...


Australians should know benefits before trade deal is signed

AUSTRALIANS SHOULD KNOW BENEFITS BEFORE TRADE DEAL IS SIGNED Labor looks forward to examining the details of the free trade agreement signed with Peru today and urges Turnbull to conduct independent modelling on the trade agreement with Peru to give Australians confidence in... read more...