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.