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Australia expects to sign UK trade deal 'in principle' next week, government minister says

By Laurel Henning
  • 08 Jun 2021 23:30
  • 08 Jun 2021 23:30
Australia-UK negotiations on a free trade deal are entering their final stages, as government officials “dot i’s and cross t’s,” Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan has said.
Tehan told the Australian public broadcaster today that he expects the Australian and UK prime ministers to announce an agreement in principle next

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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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