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As the U.S. stands apart, China will fill the void.
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ChAFTA is a landmark victory for Australians, opening up a cornucopia of future export opportunities. It will boost Australian jobs, creating new possibilities and demand in our economy.
You won't see the benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement in the halls of Parliament House. Nor will you see it in noisy union rallies in the CBDs of big cities. Instead, you need to head out to regional towns, where hardy communities have battled nature and dwindling populations for decades.