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As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

The Productivity Commission warns Australia is continuing its drift into lazy protectionism when it should be standing up for free and rules-based international trade.

Does anyone understand Labor’s trade policy?

Does anyone understand Labor’s trade policy?

Labor is waving through legislation that goes against its own policy, and is simultaneously worried about rising trade barriers but also wants to raise our own. Go figure.

Think we’re better than Trump on protectionism? Think again.

Think we’re better than Trump on protectionism? Think again.

We're little better than Donald Trump when it comes to protecting our steel industry. And we're paying for the stupidity.

Anti-dumping commission is also anti-deadline and bad for business

Anti-dumping commission is also anti-deadline and bad for business

If you're a foreign company targeted under Australia's protectionist anti-dumping laws, be prepared to settle in and wait. The bureaucracy responsible for protectionism likes to take it time, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

BlueScope’s amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

BlueScope’s amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

Posturing by business on energy policy is a disguise for self-interest and a demand for more handouts and protection for companies like BlueScope Steel, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Want to cut construction costs? Try dumping.

Want to cut construction costs? Try dumping.

The government could carve $2 billion out of the costs of the construction sector right now -- but instead wants to increase those costs, and Labor, business and the unions agree.

An anti-dumper and an iron ore producer walk into a rebar…

An anti-dumper and an iron ore producer walk into a rebar…

Malcolm Turnbull likes to preach free trade at summits, but is a fierce protectionist back home.

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Labor's hastily assembled steel policy is a silly resort to pseudo-protectionism and bureaucracy for an industry that should be allowed to compete or die.

Slapping tariffs on cheap imported goods the dumbest kind of protectionism

Slapping tariffs on cheap imported goods the dumbest kind of protectionism

The Productivity Commission has launched an assault on one of the last bastions of Australian protectionism, anti-dumping.

Customs plan dumps us back in the 1960s

Customs plan dumps us back in the 1960s

A move by Customs to impose anti-dumping duties is a return to the bad old days of Australian protectionism. It's inflationary and will distort policymaking.