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Bipartisan support for Indonesia and Hong Kong trade deals despite union concerns

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Greens oppose the agreements amid concerns about Australian labour market access and human rightsA bipartisan committee has recommended parliament pass new free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong as soon as possible, saying there is “overwhelming support” for the deals that will unlock “significant benefits” for the Australian economy.But amid resistance from the union movement, which has raised concerns about investor state settlement dispute clauses and labour market access, the Greens have issued a dissenting report that opposes the deals, and Labor MPs have called for the agreements to include assurances about future labour market access granted to Indonesian workers. Continue reading…

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Author : Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

Publish date : 2019-10-09 03:57:52

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