Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state would ignore restrictions that went against its interests ©AAP/PA Images
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state would ignore restrictions that went against its interests ©AAP/PA Images

Buy Queensland policy will ignore free trade agreements

14 August 2017

The government of Queensland has said it will ignore free trade agreements that contradict its buy local procurement policy.

The state has announced a new procurement strategy that will introduce local benefits tests and quotas for firms tendering. The new procurement policy follows a cabinet decision to no longer consider itself constrained or bound by free trade agreements.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, the sate’s premier, said: “We will ignore restrictions that go against our interests.”

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