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China Free Trade Agreement Debate - Frankston

Will the China Free Trade Agreement be good for local jobs? 

Bruce Billson MP, Liberal Member for Dunkley is invited to debate Allen Hicks, Electrical Trades Union.

The Turnbull Liberal Government is intent on forcing the China Free Trade Agreement through the Senate before Christmas.

Australian Unions believe the China Free Trade Agreement will:

  • be BAD for local jobs
  • be BAD for workplace safety
  • be BAD for local communities
  • undercut local rates of pay
  • exploit overseas workers

Come hear both sides and decide for yourself!

WHEN
October 28, 2015 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Karingal Place Neighbourhood Centre
103 Ashleigh Ave
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Australia
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CONTACT
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  • test actuonline
    commented 2015-10-28 10:05:00 +1100
    My question to Bruce Billson & to Allan Hicks:

    1. (a) Why are we seeing foreign workers ( & when asked, claim to have 457 visa’s &/or foreign student visa) working in Australia as cleaning contractors, Courier sub-contractors , general freight drivers, warehouse labourers ……. etc? – jobs that are considered un-skilled .
    (b) What has been done to restrict this attack on our labour market OR is the Liberal Government continuing to turn a blind eye & by doing so apply further down would pressure of Wage Rates in Australia?

    2. China FTA – Australia have dropped the tariff on exports to aid further potential to export.
    Taking Beef exports as but one example.
    Australia has dropped its 10% export duty for beef.
    Australia currently sell Beef to China @ $2.00 per kg, therefore the new price for beef is now $1.80 per kg.
    With Australian Beef selling in China for $32 per kg thereby reducing the price to $31.80 per kg
    What is the governments expectation of this.20 cent per kg saving to have on increased beef sales?

    3.With the Governments open door policy encouraging Capital into Australia.
    How will selling the Port of Darwin to China ( Australia’s main export port for beef) benefit (i) Australian Beef sales to China should handling fees rise with new foreign ownership?

    (ii) With this port being the only port across the whole top end of Australia (the port closest to all Asian markets) how will this benefit Australian Industry to increase trade ( export & Import) when everyone using this port will pay a handling charge to China?
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