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 11 FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE USA

Mr Baird, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) takes note of recent progress towards a Free Trade Agreement with the United States of America;

(2) welcomes the increased opportunities the agreement will bring to Australia and Australian producers;

(3) congratulates the Government on the significant achievement of bringing this initiative closer to reality; and

(4) continues to place priority on working to negotiate free trade agreements that complement the work of the WTO and APEC.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.