Originally Posted by svenge
Yeah, good luck with that. If that were to happen, Australia would be hit with WTO sanctions up the wazoo and you all know it.
Technically speaking though, as far as I understand it, the WTO sanctions don't actually have to be enforced. A country can still freely trade with Australia is they so please. Its just that the WTO will be very very angry with the participating parties. Not only that, but I highly doubt the WTO would sanction Australia because even if you are in breach of a WTO agreement, they do not have to enforce sanction if it would restrict world trade and have a negative impact. Again this is from my minimal law experience (trying to remember what I learned in my law class at uni last year).
But basically, the world can't afford not to trade with Australia. We have the largest amount of natural resources of any nation in the world. Good luck continuing industry without us to supply china with the copper, zinc, tin, iron etc. that they need to make the steel and other metals that the rest of the world buys. Plus the uranium we sell to India, the natural gas we export. Basically, Australia will never be cut off from world trade supplies, we are too valuable (probably why china/india/Indonesia will invade us).
Although Australia will never exempt them from anti-piracy laws, so this discussion is rather moot
Originally Posted by Jimbags
is there an online stream?? lol
Yep, pretty sure it just finished though.