Trade Min Ciobo wants TPP vote before election

14 March 2016

New Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has told The Australian that he wants Parliament to vote on the TPP’s implementing legislation before the next election is held.

Amid speculation about an early election - potentially as early as July 2 - this means that the Government could try to push through a vote in the next couple of months.

As AFTINET has pointed out many times, regardless of their support for the TPP, it would be extremely unwise for the Australian Government to pass it’s implementing legislation given the political turmoil over the agreement in the US.


PHOTO: Steve Ciobo, attribution Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website –