AFTINET submission to the Senate Inquiry on the trade agreement process

The Senate Inquiry into Australia's trade agreement process is ongoing.The current process is secret, and Cabinet makes the decision to sign trade agreements before the text is published.  AFTINET's submission (attached below) supports more open negotiations and public release of the final  text of trade agreements for independent scrutiny, public and parliamentary debate before the decision to sign them by Parliament. If you want to make a short submission, some helpful points are here