John Knight

Discussion paper

Australia-China healthcare opportunities

One of China’s two millennial goals, which mark the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party, is to complete a transition to what it calls a ‘middle income’ country by 2020-21. A key challenge will be to achieve a good, all round living...

Underarm bowling and Australia-New Zealand trade

Product standards, legitimately used by countries to protect public health and safety have frequently been misused as technical barriers to trade while pretending to be consumer protection measures. That's how New Zealanders see Australia's ban on apple imports, writes John Knight, and the WTO agrees.