Australia rejects a post-Brexit trade agreement with UK over free movement

7th January 2020 / NewsBits
  • 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

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