Australia rejects a post-Brexit trade agreement with UK over free movement
- The Morrison government has rejected a post-Brexit trade agreement that included visa-free work and travel between Australia and the United Kingdom.
- Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said changes to work rights would be proposed and accepted on both sides but not full free movement.
- The Australian government was worried it would cause an exodus of highly trained workers to the UK and an influx of unskilled brits to Sydney and Melbourne.
- Australian trade negotiators hope a deal can be struck soon.
Source: Sky News – Australia