Trans-Pacific Partnership opposition blamed on dispute clauses

Trans-Pacific Partnership opposition blamed on dispute clauses

ABC Free trade is the oldest argument in federal politics and the issue that literally defined the federation era. Australia's first two prime ministers, Edmund Barton and Alfred Deakin, both hailed from The Protectionist Party. The fourth, George Reid, was from the Free Traders Party â Labor's Chris Watson was the third. The argument was largely settled by the time Menzies signed a trade deal…

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    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $1.13 or 1.9 percent, to $61.98. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $.26 or percent, to $655.11. Darden Restaurants ...

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