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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

No Idea About TPP Plan B

NO IDEA ABOUT TPP PLAN B Evidence from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed the Government still has no idea if the TPP without the United States would have significant economic benefits for Australia.   While the Prime Minister and Trade Minister have... read more...


Government Devotes Half a Person To Its "High Importance" Trade Deal

THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  ANDREW LEIGH MPSHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURERSHADOW MINISTER FOR COMPETITION AND PRODUCTIVITYSHADOW MINISTER FOR CHARITIES AND... read more...


Labor to Introduce an Australian Jobs Test for Government Export Loans

Labor will introduce amendments to a Government bill to make sure that any loans provided by the Export Finance Insurance Corporation (EFIC) to companies to expand overseas also creates more jobs in Australia. The Turnbull Government has introduced legislation, which would... read more...


A little less conversation a little more action on trade please Malcolm

Malcolm Turnbull talks a big game on trade but has failed to deliver any new trade agreements to open up markets for Australian goods and services and create real jobs. Labor delivered three free trade agreements when we were last in Government. Tony Abbott delivered three... read more...


Turnbull Too Weak To Confront Trump On Trade

Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to raise the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Donald Trump in their conversation yesterday is more embarrassing proof of his weak economic leadership. Last week after Donald Trump signed an Executive Order withdrawing the United States from the... read more...


Japan Slaps Down Turnbull on TPP

Malcolm Turnbull has suffered yet another embarrassment after his idea to pursue a new trade agreement with the 10 other signatories to the now-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership was rejected by the Japanese Government. The Japan Times has reported that Japanese Prime Minister... read more...


TPP, You're Fired: Trump

This morning Donald Trump put the final nail in the coffin of the TPP, issuing an Executive Order withdrawing the United States from the agreement.  This Executive Order means the TPP is now officially dead.   Malcolm Turnbull's credibility is not in much better shape.... read more...


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...