Financial Times with the report that Australia's trade minister is making contingency plans to minimise disruption of trade between the two countries in the event of a no deal Brexit

  • "If we face a no-deal scenario then we would be urging and encouraging the UK to negotiate and finalise an agreement as quickly as possible
  • I would absolutely hope that we would conclude negotiations this year."
  • An informal British-Australian working group has been meeting for around 18 months to prepare for a possible trade deal. But formal negotiations cannot begin until the UK has left the EU

(bolding mine … I hope folks in the UK are OK waiting out 2019 without extra supplies of Vegemite).