Operations at Hutchison's Port in Brisbane are currently disrupted with staff refusing to work until further notice.
Malaysia Airlines has dropped its daily flights to Brisbane, meaning there will no longer be direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and the Queensland capital. Its last service to Brisbane was on Saturday, August 8.
The Labor Party is considering opposing a Customs tariff-related Bill that must pass for the ChAFTA to proceed.
The state premiers have agreed that GST will be charged on overseas online purchases under $1000 and that they would examine the option of increasing the GST rate in general.
Delays at DOA, and an update on their regulations for vehicles & machinery imports from USA during the ‘Stink Bug Season,’ (September to April).
The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed in Canberra this week, during a ceremony attended by PM Tony Abbott and China’s Commerce Minister.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) have now formally merged and will operate as one department.
The US Government has indicated a willingness to consider extending recognition of Australia’s security program (NCSP) to July 2017.
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