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CER: closer relations?

CER: closer relations?

The Closer Economic Relations (CER) agreement between New Zealand and Australia was signed in 1982 and came into force in 1983. This cartoon by Bob Brockie, published in the National Business Review, reflected initial concerns about how the new free-trade agreement would work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Bob Brockie

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How to cite this page:

K. J. Keith, 'International law - New Zealand and international law: a brief history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2021)

Story by K. J. Keith, published 20 Jun 2012