Foreign trade and employment

Working paper

15 Dec 2018
14

Export employment is a subset of tradable sector employment. The tradable sector is that part of the New Zealand economy that is directly influenced by international conditions. This paper estimates the number of people directly and indirectly employed throughout New Zealand producing exports.

Book

20 Sep 2017
11

In the past, manufacturing-led development typically delivered both productivity gains and job creation for unskilled labor. Underpinning the productivity benefits was the sector’s tradability in international markets, which not only reinforced scale economies and technology diffusion, but importantly, also provided greater opportunities to access demand...

Blog post

28 Mar 2017
84

This year is shaping up as a big year for Australian foreign policy. This FlagPost highlights some of the key milestones expected over the coming months.

The centrepiece of the Australian Government’s foreign policy agenda in 2017 will be a new white paper that...

Report

28 Mar 2017
13

A report released today by Deloitte Access Economics – Mining and METS: engines of economic growth and prosperity for Australians – reveals that the total economic contribution of Australia’s mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector was $236.8 billion in 2015-16.

The...

Report

28 Mar 2017
14

A report released today by Deloitte Access Economics – Mining and METS: engines of economic growth and prosperity for Australians – reveals that the total economic contribution of Australia’s mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector was $236.8 billion in 2015-16.

The...

Report

14 Mar 2017
68

Overview

A key element of Australia’s debate on national security issues has been a notion of forced choice between an old ally and a new major trading partner. This is particularly so when strategic choices might produce economic disadvantage.

The dominant characters...

Report

29 Aug 2016
198

Under various arrangements since the 1920s, there has been a free flow of people between Australia and New Zealand. Historically, migration flows across the Tasman have been large in both directions, but since the 1960s more New Zealanders than Australians have chosen to cross the...

Report

23 Jun 2016
336

The authoritative compendium of statistics on merchandise exports and imports, this publication analyses the growth, direction and commodity breakdown of Australia's trade over the past three years. It also includes individual reports showing the composition of trade with Australia's top 25 trading partners and selected...

Policy

25 May 2016
22

Australia needs to improve its trade performance. As the Australian economy transitions out of the mining boom we need to find alternative sources of growth and jobs. Lifting – and diversifying – our export performance will be an important part of this strategy. That is...

Commentary

20 Jan 2016
33

Malcolm Turnbull has directly lobbied US legislators to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which he describes as “a very critical part of America’s continued presence in the Asia-Pacific”.

Turnbull stressed the TPP’s importance in his talks with politicians on Capitol Hill, who included...

Policy

6 Nov 2015
190

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) that will liberalise trade and investment between 12 Pacific-rim countries: New Zealand, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.

As the Depositary of the TPP...

Report

30 Apr 2014
54

Open for Business: Removing the barriers to foreign investment is the third report released by The New Zealand Initiative on foreign direct investment.

This final report in The New Zealand Initiative’s series on global financial links has found that New Zealand has an...

Strategy

29 Oct 2012
1131

The Federal Government's new Asia policy argues that in order to thrive in the Asian century, Australia needs a clear plan to seize the economic opportunities that will flow and to manage the strategic challenges that will arise. Foreword Asia’s rise is changing the world....

Article

18 Oct 2012
56

With global trade negotiations stalled, Australia is attempting to navigate between the competing demands of two giants, writes Jock Given in Inside Story.

IT didn’t look like it at the time, but 1995, the year the World Trade Organization started its work, may have...

Evaluation

15 Feb 2011
5

This report presents the findings of a review of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) worker pilot training programme. The purpose of the review was to assess whether the pilot had achieved the intended outcomes and, if it had (at least in part), identify if any...

Article

18 Nov 2010
140

Officials will resume negotiations for a trans-Pacific free trade agreement next month. In Inside Story, Jock Given looks at the potential impact on culture and information industries.

THE FREE TRADE agreement Australia signed in 2004 seemed like the last one that would ever matter...

Commentary

Article

19 Nov 2003
30

The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement is an opportunity and a risk, according to Jock Given

TRADE AGREEMENTS are the constitutions of the global economy. They set the limits on what nation-states can and can’t do.

It will be about as easy to change...

Strategy

10 Feb 2003
29

Advancing the National Interest is the government’s - and Australia’s - second foreign and trade policy White Paper. It is a comprehensive assessment of Australia’s place in the world and articulation of the government’s strategies to protect and promote the security and prosperity of Australia...

Strategy

20 Aug 1997
18

This is the first White Paper on Australia’s foreign and trade policy.

This White Paper takes a longer-term perspective - looking forward fifteen years - to the forces which are most likely to influence Australia’s external environment, and to the policy implications which flow...

Overview

 

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