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'Recolonisation' of the Pacific via 'free' trade

Volume 10, Issue 2

September, 2004

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Bedggood, D. (2004). 'Recolonisation' of the Pacific via 'free' trade. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(2): 215-217. Review of Big Brothers Behaving Badly: The implications for the Pacific Islands of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations, report by Jane Kelsey commissioned by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG).
Author(s): David Bedggood
Reviewed report by Jane Kelsey commissioned by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG)
Publication date: 
September, 2004

Jane Kelsey has added to her long list of informative and critical publications this recent attack on Australia and New Zealand's role in forcing free trade onto the small Pacific nations. She accuses them of bullying these island states to remove tariffs, export subsides and protectionist measures in agriculture, so they can sell more goods to Pacific Island consumers.