How to Kill a Country: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with the United States

Author(s): Linda Weiss


Three of Australia's top policy analysts have investigated the fine print in the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement and reveal how the Agreement is anything but Free. With new information from inside sources, they tell of the behind-the-scenes negotiations, and how Australia's long-term prosperity has been dangerously undermined.


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'Scaremongering nonsense'The Hon Mark Vaile, MP, Minister for TradeWith academic care, and great passion, [the authors] look at the FTA and conclude that Howard and his team were totally suckered by the Americans and the consequences are going to lead to the effective Americanisation of the Australian economy This is a book that should be read by every Australian.' (Sydney Morning Herald, 18 December 2004)

Preface1. The lopsided deal2. Quarantine: Open season for pests and diseases3. Medicines: Undermining our Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme4. Government procurement: Trading buy Australian' for buy American'5. Intellectual property rights: Suppressing our own knowledge economy6. The end of the lucky country'?

General Fields

  • : 9781741145854
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.22
  • : December 1967
  • : 193mm X 130mm X 14mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Linda Weiss
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 382.994073
  • : 204
  • : illustrations