AFTINET has campaign consistently around the GATS and the need to ensure that governments retain the policy space to ensure that servicestrade benefits the community. To find our more see our resources below:
No deal is better than a bad deal - Leaflet on WTO negotitaions in 2006
Campaign Victory! - Leaflet celebrating campaign success, removing Water services from Australia's GATS offers.
Financial Services Backgrounder - Briefing produced by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
Stop the GATS Power Play! - A Civil Society statement against the about the trade in services at the WTO
WTO and Trade in Services: Where to Next? (2004) - A snapshot of the state of play in services negotiations in the WTO.
GATS, public services and domestic regulation: Current issues and implications for local government in Australia (2003) - This paper by Jonathan Pickering, prepared for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), examines the impacts of GATS commitments on local government.
The WTO Trade in Services: Privatisation by Stealth? - Article by Dr Patricia Ranald
Australia's involvement in GATS
- Supplementary commitments
- Revised suppplementary commitments
- Revised commitments - Natural Persons
- Revised commitments - Telecommunications
- Revised commitments - Financial Services