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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

TPP Another Turnbull Economic Mess

Despite confirming he expected the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be killed by Donald Trump, the Trade Minister confirmed today he has not ordered any economic modelling of the benefits to Australia of the Turnbull Government’s Plan B agreement without the US. This is... read more...


Trump Tears Up TPP: Time For Turnbull To Move On.

On his first day as President of the United States Donald Trump has confirmed again he will withdraw the United States from the TPP.  On the new White House website under the section "Trade Deals Working For All Americans" it says:  "With a lifetime of negotiating... read more...


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.... read more...


Abbott's Advice on Trade Another Warning Shot to Turnbull

Tony Abbott has delivered another warning shot to the divided and dysfunctional Turnbull Government – this time on trade. Tony Abbott’s gratuitous advice to Malcolm Turnbull on the direction Australia should take on trade with the UK is another part of his job application to... read more...


PUT UP OR SHUT UP, GEORGE

George Christensen’s latest round of empty threats to walk away from the Government are nothing more than hot air. George Christensen doesn’t have the guts to stand up to Malcolm Turnbull, he proved that in the last sitting week when he voted against a Royal Commission into... read more...


Another Secret WA Deal?

Barnaby Joyce has refused to reveal details of secret conversations he had with Brendan Grylls about his new mining tax.  In an answer to a Question on Notice, Mr Joyce said it would take too many resources to tell the community what conversations he or his staff had with... read more...


Foreign Policy White Paper Public Consultation Process

SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONGLEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATESHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRSLABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA  THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND Labor... read more...


Ciobo’s tall tales on Australian jobs and the TPP

- Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has been caught out telling porkies about signing Australia up to trade deals that waive the requirement for companies to look for an Australian to fill a job before employing someone from overseas. The now dead Trans Pacific Partnership waived... read more...


Trump crushes Turnbull's alternate TPP reality

  Last week I said the TPP was dead. Today President Elect Donald Trump has confirmed it. The TPP does not come into existence unless the US Congress ratifies it. Today President Elect Trump confirmed that will not happen.  Malcolm Turnbull has been living in an alternate... read more...


Government dodges questions on Townsville CRC broken promise

  Shadow Minister for Northern Australia Jason Clare and Member for Herbert Cathy O’Toole have demanded answers from the Turnbull Government on its broken promise to set-up a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in Townsville. The CRC was supposed to create jobs in Townsville... read more...