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We won’t be bullied by China

May 14, 2020 1:18 pm


Free trade must be fair.

Australia must stand up to China and protect our national sovereignty and local jobs.

The Chinese Government is threatening massive trade tariffs on Australian barley, beef and other products in response to our demands for a COVID-19 investigation and action taken against the illegal dumping of products by China.

Dumping of imported goods, by selling products like steel and aluminium below cost, is a trade violation which aims to destroy Australia’s industries and make us more reliant on foreign supply.

We have the right to stop cheap, low quality steel and aluminium from reaching our shores, jeopardising tens of thousands of Australian jobs. Every other country does this.

Threatening crippling tariffs against Australia’s world leading agriculture industry is a bullying tactic.

The AWU is calling on Scott Morrison and the Federal Government to stand up to China’s bullying, protect Australian sovereignty and jobs, and declare its intentions to work with nations that support fair, free trade.

Sign the petition and pledge your support for a trade policy based on co-operation, not coercion.


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We call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to stand up to China’s bullying, protect Australian sovereignty and jobs, and work with nations that support free and fair trade.

Read Daniel Walton, AWU National and NSW Secretary’s letter to the PM here



14 May 2020

AWU leads call to stand up to China on trade threats and bullying

Read the full news story on our message to Scott Morrison and the Federal Government here. 


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