Australian Foreign Policy/ Foreign Affairs · Free Trade/ Foreign Investment · Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull’s submission to China

Last year, I highlighted the problem of infinitely expanding trade with China. And suggested that in a trade deal where Australia is flooded with cheap, disposable products, while China gets jobs and wealth, China comes out as the clear winner. Likewise, it appeared that when push came to shove, China would exercise a stranglehold over… Continue reading Malcolm Turnbull’s submission to China

Free Trade/ Foreign Investment · Islam in Europe

The Quiet Islamic Conquest of Spain

Spain isn’t a country usually mentioned amongst the Islamized likes of Belgium, France, Sweden or the United Kingdom.  Yet the nation’s low birth rates and proximity to the Muslim world, make it ripe pickings for an Islamic conquest. Spain has been thus far (as Giullo Meotti’s fine article points out), woefully inadequate in confronting this… Continue reading The Quiet Islamic Conquest of Spain

Free Trade/ Foreign Investment

My Orange Juice Came From Brazil

With comparative advantage increasingly diminished amid technological trends, one of the more historically important cases for free trade appears on the wane. Thus, national trade and industries are more and more about trans- national competition, and this is why modern economic protectionism is a furmost patriotic duty. First Things, Robert Cummins, May 1, 2017: A couple… Continue reading My Orange Juice Came From Brazil

Free Trade/ Foreign Investment · United Nations

The relationship between foreign ownership and the United Nations

Pauline Hanson’s recent speech to the Senate on the importance of Australian ownership: Water should belong only to the Australian people. No-one has a right over it; it should not be bought and sold on the open market. We must protect our water rights. It is the lifeblood of this nation. Senator Hanson (Queensland) (12:53): I… Continue reading The relationship between foreign ownership and the United Nations

Free Trade/ Foreign Investment · Malcolm Turnbull

Trade is about more than jobs

Despite Donald Trump withdrawing from the TPP via executive order, Malcolm Turnbull has desperately attempted to salvage the trade deal. At one point, Turnbull even proposed that China could join the TPP, before Japan slapped down this foolish suggestion. In arguing for a revised TPP, Malcolm Turnbull has repeatedly justified these attempts with claims that a… Continue reading Trade is about more than jobs

Aussie Conservative Political Philosophy/ Landmark Posts · European Union · Free Trade/ Foreign Investment

The underpinning feature of free trade

With the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1958, Europe took its first steps towards creating a single common market. Following the worst bloodbath in human history, the logic appeared simple enough: European nations were hoped to engage in trade together through this economic community, in order to avoid future conflict. This was a noble concept at… Continue reading The underpinning feature of free trade

Free Trade/ Foreign Investment

Holden builds its last engine

One of the last remnants of Australian car production has been terminated, after Holden ended its 68 years of engine manufacturing in Australia. Reportedly, the company has stockpiled V6 engines so it can continue to assemble vehicles in its plant near Adelaide, before this too closes next year. Once this occurs, the final nail in the coffin… Continue reading Holden builds its last engine