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Cabinet authorised the signing the China FTA in April, 2015 and the text cannot be changed. The text was tabled in Parliament on June 17, 2015, and will be reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties and by the Senate Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee.
Parliament will only get to vote on the implementing legislation, not on the whole text of the agreement. There is already strong public opposition and concerns from MPs because there are special arrangements for Chinese companies investing more than A$150 million to import many temporary workers without testing if local workers are available, and it will allow Chinese companies to sue the Australian government in international tribunals over changes in domestic legislation.