Why Trade Policy Should Matter In The Election – Australian Outlook

18 May, 2022: AFTINET Convenor, Dr Patricia Ranald, has written a critical analysis in the Australian Outlook of the party policies on trade during the 2022 federal election.

Dr Ranald writes: “Trade policies are being ignored in the 2022 election debate. The pandemic has exposed the impact of trade policy on individual lives, and the differences between the parties’ platforms deserve critical scrutiny."

“A new government must be held accountable for a greater level of transparency and independent assessments of trade deals, and for the inclusion of labour rights and environmental standards in such deals. This must include the critical scrutiny and amendment of the UK and India deals, and halting negotiations with the UAE and the GCC.”

The full article can be read here.