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A Tale of Two Mines Exposes Australia’s Double Standards on Trade

With Australian coal stacked up off Chinese ports and almost weekly news of a new Chinese embargo, Australia’s new Trade Minister, Dan Tehan, is eager to sell to India. He wants to reopen negotiations on the Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Agreement, begun in 2011 and stalled since 2015. And given the current state of the Australian economy, time is of the essence.

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