Australia opens trade talks with Britain during election campaign?
A report in the UK Sun (Murdoch, but directly quoting a government minister, presumably accurately) quotes UK saying that “senior politicians in [Australia and South Korea] had called [seeking trade deals with the UK] in the past 48 hours“. If that’s true, it seems like a spectacular breach of the caretaker conventions.
From Wikipedia, the relevant part of the conventions
The Government ordinarily seeks to defer major international negotiations, or adopts observer status until the end of the caretaker period.