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Title Free trade and globalisation / edited by Justin Healey
Published Thirroul : Spinney Press, 2014
Thirroul, NSW : The Spinney Press, [2014]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  382.710994 Hea/Fta  AVAILABLE
Description 60 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm
regular print
Series Issues in society ; volume 368
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 368
Contents 1. Australia's trade policy -- 2. Globalisation and the free trade debate
Summary Globalisation and trade liberalisation has significantly altered Australia's trading environment over the past thirty or so years. Historically, Australia used forms of protection such as tariffs and subsidies to raise the price of imports and keep domestic industries competitive, thereby adding to the cost of living as everyone paid extra to support these industries. However, since the 1980s Australia and many of the world's economies have implemented substantial reductions in trade barriers. This book provides an overview of Australia's trade performance and free trade agreements. What are the effects of increased trade liberalisation on Australia and developing countries? A range of opinions is also presented regarding Australia's free trade practices. Do the benefits of globalisation outweigh its negative impacts? What are the advantages and disadvantages of free trade versus protectionism? Is free trade actually fair?
Analysis Australian
Free trade
Free trade agreements
Trade liberalisation
Trade policy
World Trade Organisation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Adult
For secondary school age
Subject Free trade -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Free trade -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Free trade -- Australia.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
International trade -- Juvenile literature.
International trade.
International trade -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Protectionism -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Protectionism -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Protectionism -- Australia.
Author Healey, Justin, editor
ISBN 9781922084361
Other Titles Free trade and globalization