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Free trade good for Australia: minister

AAP logoAAP 6/09/2016

Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has sought to quell the fears of some Australians who feel "alienated" by globalisation, amid a revival of protectionist attitudes around the world.

Mr Ciobo told ABC radio on Wednesday free trade had delivered Australia a standard of living that was the envy of the world, playing a major role in the nation's prosperity over the past 25 years.

The minister is in Europe laying the groundwork for free trade agreements with the European Union and Britain, once the latter wraps up its exit from the EU.

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