'Destructive': UK-Australia free trade deal sparks outrage from environmental groups

Michael Holder
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Australia PM Scott Morrison and UK PM Boris Johnson announced the deal after a meeting in London | Credit: Number 10
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Australia PM Scott Morrison and UK PM Boris Johnson announced the deal after a meeting in London | Credit: Number 10

Agreement announced today paves way to tariff-free trade with Australia after 15 years which farmers and green groups warn will undermine UK standards

The UK has finalised a free trade agreement with Australia, despite widespread concerns among farmers and environmental groups that opening the door to tariff-free trade could lead to increased greenhouse...

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