Michael Priestley

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Briefing paper

3 Jun 2010

The establishment of a $500 million Green Car Innovation Fund (GCIF) was one of a number of climate change policies announced by the then Opposition as part of its 2007 federal election campaign. The GCIF was envisaged to operate for five years from 2011 and...


2 Dec 2008

There has been a significant proliferation of bilateral free trade agreements. This background note examines the impact of the agreements thus far concluded and their trade impact on Australia.There has been a significant proliferation of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) in recent history, particularly FTAs...


5 Sep 2005

Draft food labelling rules were released by Food Standards Australia New Zealand on 12 August 2005 amid calls for mandatory country of origin labelling. The role of labels in marketing origin-based agricultural products is becoming increasingly important as the major food retailers and food outlets...


14 Mar 2005

For China, a recurring issue affecting bilateral trade relations is Australia's anti-dumping rules. Over the last decade, imports from China have been subject to more anti-dumping action than those from any major industrialised or developing country. Michael Priestley examines Australia's anti-dumping rules as they apply...


21 Nov 2003

A customs duty anomaly that has periodically attracted interest is the 5 per cent tariff on imported four- wheel-drive vehicles (4WDs) compared to a 15 per cent tariff on imported passenger motor vehicles (PMVs). The tariff rate differential exists because there is no tariff classification...

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