Untapped Potential, Natural Partners

Reflections on the Australia - Korea relationship from 2012. How much has changed, even in light of the FTA? What work now needs to be done as a priority? Australia and Korea are natural partners, and we both share untapped capacity for regional and global influence. In 2012, the two-way trade volume surpassed 35 billion … Continue reading Untapped Potential, Natural Partners

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Spies Like Us

Korea has been in the Australian media maybe more than ever this year. And maybe for all the wrong reasons. The release of a new song by PSY is received some attention, considering the success of his previous Gangnam Style. Was he a one-hit wonder? What would he comment on in Gentleman? Certainly a point of … Continue reading Spies Like Us

Languished Opportunity: Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

Politics aside, Australia has a problem. The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP, Federal Member for Murray, wrote an Op-Ed today speaking about the state of Australia's FTA which remain unsigned with our major producers trading partners. We as a nation are doing ourselves a disservice by leaving near-completed negotiations unresolved. So close and yet so far. … Continue reading Languished Opportunity: Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea