Transcript of the address delivered by the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP to the Global Access Partners National Economic Review: Australia's Annual Growth Summit on 17 September 2010.
Are our policy makers and strategic thinkers paying sufficient attention to the role of Australia's mineral resources in international affairs?
Australia has entered into a number of bilateral and regional trade agreements and is currently negotiating several more.
Why do Australians take the worst and leave the best of what the USA has to offer?
Markets make money whether the economy is going up or down – it is only the rest who stand to lose.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals argues that chilled meat exports are a more economically sustainable option for Australian industry than cruel live animal shipments.
Australia’s experience with Japanese involvement in our resource industry provides a ready-made blueprint for our relations with China.
Who said Australia didn’t gain anything from the war in Iraq?
The fact that Australia's recession will be smaller and shorter than the rest of the world is due to our better starting position and our relatively strong trade performance.
Protectionist policies are being justified with false claims they will protect the environment and jobs.