As you know, the Korea Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) contains an insidious ISDS clause, which allows Korean investors to sue Australian governments over policies which they claim to 'harm' their investment. Send Senator Wong an email now asking the ALP to implement their policy against ISDS and to oppose KAFTA in the Senate.
Korean companies could sue our governments over health or environmental legislation under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA).
Take action! Click on your state to send an email asking your Senator to vote against the KAFTA implementing legislation:
After five years of negotiations, the push is on to finish. We must ensure that our health, environmental and other laws are decided through democratic processes, not secretly signed away in a trade agreement. Read on to find out how you can take action.
ABC Radio National 40-minute Background Briefing Programme on September 14, 2014 on the TPP and ISDS featured AFTINETand other critics.
AFTINET joined organisations around the world to protest about Canadian-Australian mining company Oceana Gold, suing El Salvador for $301 million (USD).
by Dr Patricia Ranald, Research Associate, University of Sydney and Convenor, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network
By Jemma Williams
India has come under heavy criticism recently for blocking the implementation of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement reached at Bali last December.
Proponents celebrated the Bali ‘package’ as a long-awaited achievement by the WTO, which had failed to reach a significant agreement since 1995. However, critics lamented that the Bali deal was skewed in the favour of developed nations above developing nations (read AFTINET’s critique of the Bali package here).
SumOfUs has launched an online petition about the El Salvador vs. Pacific Rim/OceanaGold case, where a gold mining company is suing the country because they were not granted a mining license that would threaten the supply of drinking water.
This week, the Senate Committee Inquiry has been hearing submissions into the bill proposed by Senator Whish-Wilson to ban the right for foreign investors to sue governments (ISDS) from trade agreements.
Tom Faunce was interviewed on Radio National Saturday Extra programme and is very critical of these ISDS provisions.