The environment would pay for 'free trade'

Tom Warne-Smith from the Environment Defenders Office writes for The Drum about the dangers of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the TPP.

"Under the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, Australia could be forced to pay foreign corporations not to dig up or destroy its coastline or native forests," he writes.

"Do we really want to create an Australia where we have to pay a foreign corporation not to dig up or destroy our coastline or native forests? Our laws should protect Australians and the places we love - not the profits of foreign multinationals."

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