Shorten in FTA stand

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

OP­PO­SI­TION Leader Bill Shorten has warned against Aus­tralia open­ing the flood­gates for Chi­nese work­ers as part of the free trade deal inked last year. Mr Shorten will pro­pose changes when it goes be­fore Par­lia­ment. He re­it­er­ated his sup­port for free trade but warned not ev­ery deal was a qual­ity agree­ment. ACTU pres­i­dent Ged Kear­ney told ABC Ra­dio the deal could un­der­mine lo­cal wages and jobs and urged La­bor to block the im­ple­men­ta­tion of parts of the agree­ment that will un­der­mine lo­cal work­ers.

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