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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.

Don’t expect this to be the last foreign affairs bungle from this government

Don’t expect this to be the last foreign affairs bungle from this government

Crikey readers respond to the Morrison government's handling of the Indonesian free trade deal, and the history of Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy.

Ciobo privately walks back Israeli embassy move

Ciobo privately walks back Israeli embassy move

Good morning, early birds. Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo has privately downplayed the chances of an Israeli embassy move, more than 100 government bodies have sought citizen metadata, and a catatonic refugee has been evacuated from Manus. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Productivity Commission lashes out at protectionism and security stupidity

Productivity Commission lashes out at protectionism and security stupidity

The Productivity Commission and its chairman Peter Harris have gone hunting for political sacred cows again, slamming protectionism, national security spending and handouts to business.

Crikey Worm: Eurosceptic parties win big in Italy

Crikey Worm: Eurosceptic parties win big in Italy

Good morning, early birds. Italian elections have delivered a hung parliament, with either a group of populist insurgents or a coalition of far-right extremists to form government. Plus, US trade negotiations intensify. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull loses 28th consecutive Newspoll

Crikey Worm: Turnbull loses 28th consecutive Newspoll

Good morning, early birds. Latest Newspoll confirms, whatever Turnbull's selling, the public isn't buying it. Plus, Australia prepares for (trade) war over Donald Trump's surprise metal tariffs. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

How should Australia respond if protectionism ramps up across the world? And what can governments do to convince voters of the benefits of free trade? The Productivity Commission has some interesting answers.

As Turnbull truckles to Trump, trade tumbles

As Turnbull truckles to Trump, trade tumbles

Donald Trump need have no concerns about Australia on trade -- we long ago sacrificed our economic interests to our imperial overlord.

IMF, G20 capitulate to Trump’s war against free trade

IMF, G20 capitulate to Trump’s war against free trade

References to fighting protectionism are now verboten in the world's premier economic bodies as the Trump denialism has to be accommodated, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

In the G20, failure has a hundred fathers

In the G20, failure has a hundred fathers

The G20 has formally abandoned free trade, under pressure from the United States. Meantime, Scott Morrison is hyping his own role, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.