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Ratifying the TPP may be tough, but Australia needs it

  • Written by The Conversation
imageAustralia needs agreements like the TPP to counter protectionism.AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Eight years in total of protracted negotiations. Twelve countries. The largest multi-continental trade agreement since APECin 1989. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is complete.

Almost.

But the road to ratification will be rough. American unions, together with...