Opposition will support trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru but push for a range of concessions

The unions have blasted Labor for siding with the government on new free trade deals, accusing the party of abandoning workers and the ALP’s national platform.

Labor agreed to support the trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru after a special caucus meeting on Thursday, but has resolved to demand a range of concessions from the government on labour market conditions and “outdated” clauses relating to investor legal rights.

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