As a general statement Australians do love farmers, but they also have little empathy with bush concerns if they don’t easily understand or relate to them – especially when they’ve got plenty of their own cost of living or transport issues to deal with each week.
It’s very courageous for someone in his position to open up about his mental health and to admit to the problems that he’s dealing with publicly is an act of great courage and an act of generosity to so many.
It is human nature to prefer the status quo; to keep things just as they are, to oppose change particularly when it means you have to change too.
This weekend Australia has a rare opportunity to join regional powers in nutting out their approach to the ramped up, geostrategic tug of war that is now the ghost at every diplomatic table.
The development of the Belt and Road Initiative is an example of how successful economies can assist countries that are not strong enough economically to improve their situation...
Former trade minister Andrew Robb has urged Australian farmers to capitalise on premium livestock markets in China.
Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb has urged the Federal Government to turn down the anti-Chinese rhetoric and “urgently” lower the temperature of its strained relationship with China.
ChAFTA or the China Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into force on December the 20th 2015. Widely considered to be the most comprehensive Free Trade Agreement signed between China and a developed nation, ChAFTA is undisputedly a significant landmark in the Australia-China relationship and the envy of competitor nations that do business with China.
I was keen to take up the invitation to speak on innovation in the inspection and testing sector because sustaining the current levels of growth in trade and investment in our region will depend significantly upon the effectiveness of the equipment used, and the skills and capabilities of the workforce in this sector.
Speaking with Sky News Business, Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb says both China and India are re-emerging as global heavyweights.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb told an audience of 400 cattle producers and beef industry stakeholders in Darwin on Friday that the next few decades can be extraordinary for Australian agriculture, but Australian investment in Asia is needed to capitalise on the opportunity.
The visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is warmly welcomed; it is yet another important step in further strengthening the bonds between our two countries. The mutual respect that regional peace and stability is built on is a product of such personal engagement at every level. Too much is at stake not to do so.
AN ENGLISHMAN, an American and a Japanese man walk into a bar in a small country town. Nobody looks up.
FIND a suitable long-term trusting partner who shares common values and serves mutual needs and then sign-up for sustainable contractual arrangements to seal the deal and share the future benefits.
As we watch and wait to see whether the newly ensconced United States President will go through with his threat to pull the trigger on what will be an almighty and irreparable trade war with China, something incredible is quietly unfolding between China and Australia and every Australian stands to benefit.
If someone had told Darren Minter two years ago to plant more citrus, he would've laughed and walked away. But now the Mildura farmer has used the surge in exports to China, Japan and South Korea following the Free Trade Agreements to buy another 100 acres and expand his business.
Andrew Robb, the man who negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Australia, has called for regional leaders to pressure the US into ratifying the trade pact by first turning their focus to securing a rival multilateral agreement championed by Beijing.
Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb is to become the new chairman of Australia’s premier regionally focused organisation, Asialink.
This shift has significantly broadened the Coalition’s voting base within middle Australia. And this movement overwhelmingly comes from workers and their families – Howard’s “battlers”.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb has accepted a new position in which he will use his close China ties to help secure more than $1 billion for an Australian prawn farming company.
The future security and prosperity of Australia is reliant on sensible engagement with Asia. The country must learn to be more welcoming towards Chinese foreign investment, just as it has been to investment from other countries for the last two centuries.
It is a great honour and privilege to speak here tonight at the Sir Zelman Cowen Oration and Gala Dinner.
ARGUABLY, Australia’s most recent past trade and investment minister has disproved his own career advice. After just 2½ years in the role, there’s no doubt Andrew Robb has left a lasting impression on Australian trade.
Advance expands its Global Advisory Council with three high profile Australians. The recent additions are retired Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon. Andrew Robb AO...
Back in 2009, former trade minister Andrew Robb, now lauded for signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean free trade agreements, thought his career was over.
Ten Network has named two new directors to its board including former trade minister Andrew Robb as mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s representative.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb has joined investment bank Moelis & Company, where he will focus on deals with China.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb will advise a Geelong start-up that's invented a genetic guide to antidepressant drug dosage, in the mental health advocate's first corporate role since retiring from politics at the recent federal election.
“I didn’t want to look back later and see that, despite the architecture being put in place, it wasn’t being fully used,” he says. “I think I’m as well placed as anyone to help companies from both sides make the most of it.”
Andrew Robb struck a regretful note as he confirmed his departure from politics in federal Parliament on Thursday, reminding his colleagues he had started late in the place at the age of 53.