Are you for protection of industry against free trade agreements or the TPP?

A:

Liberalisation of trade and industry has provided limited advantages for rural businesses where greater market access has afforded better opportunities for export industries as a whole. However there have been winners and losers in the rural communities impacted by this liberalisation.

There have been costs, some market failures, excessive consolidation and concentration of supply chains, limitations on employment opportunities as industries have been forced into greater efficiency.

We will aim to maximise the profitability of rural industries and especially agriculture by working within existing trade agreements and subjecting new ones to a higher level of public scrutiny, attempting to block any which do not favour rural interests.


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  • commented 2016-04-19 10:18:03 +1000
    Will you try to prevent overseas interests purchasing agricultural land