Senate debates

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Questions without Notice


2:08 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

There is a reason why confidence has returned to the Australian economy. It is that this government, the Turnbull government, is creating a foundation for future investment and jobs growth in this country by aligning our economy with the fastest growing and largest economies in the world through the most ambitious push for free trade agreements Australia has ever seen. I can tell Senator Edwards that the independent modelling has shown that the China, Japan and Korea free trade agreements alone will add $24.4 billion to the Australian economy by 2035. In addition to that, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will open up great new opportunities for businesses to expand and employ more Australians. Meanwhile, we are working to establish an innovation culture, and in the weeks to come there will be a major innovation statement. This is a good story for Australia— (Time expired)


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