China tightens restrictions on Australian exports of timber, barley
Authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4 million shipment of live lobsters.
Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang
Satellite images and official construction tender documents map out the locations.
China blocks Australian supplier’s barley amid trade spats
Beijing is angry at Australia for supporting calls for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites
Follows the destruction in May of two 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Juukan George in Western Australia state.
Australia accuses China and Russia of virus disinformation
EU report cites dangerous claims that drinking bleach as a cure of the disease and washing hands doesn’t help prevent its spread.
China uses trade as weapon to silence virus criticism
Some Australian beef imports blocked after government called for a robust inquiry into the outbreak and rebuffed Chinese demands to back off.
GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand
Detroit automaker wants to focus on markets where it can drive strong returns, making the same moves in Japan, Russia and Europe.
Australia investigates China plot to plant spy in Parliament
Accused of bribing a luxury car dealer, now deceased, to run as a candidate.
BRP acquiring majority stake in Australia’s largest aluminum boat maker
Telwater will become part of BRP’s Marine Group as an independent line.
Saputo buying specialty cheese business in Australia for $265M
Includes two manufacturing facilities in Tasmania, employs approximately 400 people.
Saputo sells Australian dairy operations for $244M
Condition set by Australia’s regulators for Saputo’s $1.3 billion takeover of the Murray Goulburn Co-operative.
EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum
Negotiations between the European Union and Australia to begin in July.
Feds planning to push back delivery date for new fighter jets: sources
Defence officials don’t expect the first new plane to be delivered for another eight years, around 2026.
Feds worry Aussie fighter jets could dredge up disastrous used sub saga
Trudeau government’s plan to buy new Super Hornets from Boeing is dead.
CBSA signs mutual recognition deal with Australia
Arrangement recognizes each country’s Trusted Trader program members.