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India criticised for putting food security first in World Trade Organisation

By Jemma Williams

22/08/2014

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).

Radio National: How foreign investors can trump Australian law

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.

Listen to the interview on Radio National here.

19/08/2014

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