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Australia's trade ranking slips

Australia's trade ranking slips | Australia's Global Links | Scoop.it
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Australian Trade:  Example of globalisation die to how interconnected countries are through trade links including Australia. In the article, it also mentions that Australia's largest trading partners are China and Japan.

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Louisa Wong's curator insight, April 7, 2014 7:18 PM

Due to hurdles such as access to foreign markets, transport costs and regulatory barriers, Australia's rates of trade have dropped

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PNG Church concerned over aid dependency | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia

PNG Church concerned over aid dependency | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia | Australia's Global Links | Scoop.it
There's a growing concern within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea that Australian aid is creating a culture of dependency, if the money ends up in the right place at all.
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Interesting view regarding Australia aid. PNG receives 70% of its aid from Australia, yet they are worried that if the aid is ever received in the right place at all due to corruption, the country may become very reliant on the aid they receive.

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Steve Solomon to contest 400 in his first run in Australia since Olympic final

Steve Solomon to contest 400 in his first run in Australia since Olympic final | Australia's Global Links | Scoop.it
Steve Solomon watched last year's Australian titles from his couch nursing a serious and lingering back injury. He watched the final of the 400 metres of the world championships in Moscow last year from the stands.
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Australian Sport: The upcoming Olympics are a prime example of how sport links Australia to other countries.

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