North-by-Northwest: Australia’s Export Future

On 5 May 2022, the Perth USAsia Centre was pleased to present a public event with Madeleine King MP, Shadow Minister for Trade and Resources. The event was held at the University Club and was also live-streamed.

In recent years, the Australian economy has faced significant challenges. Supply chain disruptions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, paired with coercive trade practices have redefined the international trading environment. Australian exports have borne the brunt of these challenges, causing many exporters to re-evaluate their participation in the global market.

As we enter a new era of economic engagement, Australia must reassess its export future to meet the growing challenges of an evolving international market. Madeleine King will join us to discuss Australia’s export future and participation in an open, inclusive and sustainable trading system.

Madeleine King was elected to Federal Parliament in July 2016 as the Member for Brand in Western Australia, and she was re-elected in May 2019. She serves as the Shadow Minister for Trade and Shadow Minister for Resources. Madeleine previously held the positions of Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs, Shadow Minister Assisting for Small Business and Shadow Minister Assisting for Resources.

Prior to entering Parliament, Madeleine worked as a solicitor in private practice before moving into the higher education sector as a lawyer and then as Chief of Staff at The University of Western Australia. Madeleine was the founding executive and Chief Operating Officer of the Perth USAsia Centre between 2012 and 2016, where she helped to bring a unique Western Australian perspective to international discussion on Australia’s role in the emerging Indo-Pacific region.

Madeleine has strong personal links with her seat of Brand, which includes the major centres of Rockingham and Kwinana, having grown up in the area and attended local public schools.

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