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Australia and Indonesia set to sign landmark free trade deal

Australia and Indonesia set to sign landmark free trade deal

Good morning, early birds. Australia and Indonesia are today expected to sign a far-reaching and much delayed free trade deal, and Labor announces it will target "cronyism" amongst the government's diplomatic appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.

Business leaders tip smooth sailing despite Trump, the anti-trade windbag

Business leaders tip smooth sailing despite Trump, the anti-trade windbag

Among the business community it’s apparently business as usual, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

Trade agreements suck. Let’s stop forging them.

Trade agreements suck. Let’s stop forging them.

Trade agreement deliver few benefits that simply removing our tariff barriers wouldn't provide -- and doing the latter is much quicker and cheaper.

Trump-ish protectionism the lazy option for Turnbull, Shorten

Trump-ish protectionism the lazy option for Turnbull, Shorten

Australia -- and the world -- is sliding back into protectionism, and it will impoverish us all.

Essential: if plebiscite is blocked, voters want Parliament to pass marriage equality

Essential: if plebiscite is blocked, voters want Parliament to pass marriage equality

If Parliament rejects the government's same-sex marriage plebiscite bill, voters want MPs to get on with voting for it, Essential Report shows.

Fool Britannia: Turnbull two-times us on free trade and protectionism

Fool Britannia: Turnbull two-times us on free trade and protectionism

The government's inconsistency on trade and protectionism render it incapable of dealing with the surge in economic populism.

We trust our athletes to compete, so why not our businesses?

We trust our athletes to compete, so why not our businesses?

Australia's businesses should be allowed to compete in a free-trade environment, writes James Pearson, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Singapore is taking a risk in entering into a defence deal with a known US ally -- but China's influence is not what it used to be.