Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.
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DTA head went to Liberal fundraiser ... gin fanciers ... West Wing at the House of Reps ...
Negotiated in secret, with negligible benefits for Australia, the TPP deserves its ignominious end. Good riddance.
Most will likely have been scared off by the recent expenses scandal.