The Trans--Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Ministers are meeting in Sydney on October 25 to reach a deal which could reduce our rights to affordable medicine, internet freedom, and protection of the environment. Come to say no to the TPP agenda of corporate rights at the expense of people’s rights.
TPP leaders are meeting in November in a push to finish the negotiations
Protest actions are being organised on November 8 in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and in TPP countries around the globe.
Our Canberra protest and media conference attracted a lively crowd and good media interest. Speakers were Kelvin Thomson MP (ALP), Senator Peter Whish-Wilson Greens), Jon Edwards from MSF(Doctors without Borders) and Dr Matthew Rimmer from Australian National University. See Matt Rimmer's photo file
The Parliamentary debate on the Korea Australia FTA is now on. Read the speech by ALP MP Melissa Park, one of the authors of the dissenting report which rejected the agreement.
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