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Australia aims to improve China trade relations, eyes EU trade deal for 2023, minister says

By Laurel Henning
  • 21 Jul 2022 04:09
  • 21 Jul 2022 04:09
Australia’s ongoing dispute with its largest trading partner China has no easy fix, but the recently-elected Labor Party wants to “get back to a normalized relationship,” Australia Minister for Trade Don Farrell has said.

In an interview with a public broadcaster today, Farrell said that his government wanted “a good relationship with China

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent


Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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