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Draft points for submission to the JSCOT inquiry and the Senate inquiry on the TPP-11

Your submission will be most effective if it is in your own words, and related to your experience. Below are some points you can use. The  TPP-11 text can be found here.

Email to both JSCOT and Senate Inquiries or upload on their websites by April 20, 2018. 

  1. Joint standing Committee on Treaties TPP-11 Inquiry jsct@aph.gov.au
  2. Senate Inquiry fadt.sen@aph.gov.au

Petroleum ISDS cases pose major threat to climate action

April 23, 2018: ANU academic Dr Kyla Tienhaara has published research  in the Journal Transnational Environmental Law showing that mining and energy industries are the most frequent users of Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms heard by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investor Disputes (ICSID), one of the two main tribunal systems that hear ISDS disputes. This poses a threat to effective measures to rapidly reduce carbon emissions.

Three Canadian mining companies lodge ISDS disputes over Colombian mining ban

20 April, 2018: Colombia’s decision to ban mining activities in the Páramos, a range of environmentally sensitive wetlands that provide approximately 70% of the country’s water supply, has so far led to three treaty-based arbitration cases from three different mining investors, under the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Trump backflip on the TPP exposes its problems: full parliamentary scrutiny needed

Media Release, April 13: " US President Trump’s announcement that he will renegotiate what is now the TPP-11 exposes the dodgy nature of the deal. The remaining 11 countries reached agreement on the basis that bad provisions sponsored by the US are identified as unacceptable but are only suspended and remain in the deal, and could be reactivated if the US re-joined,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today.

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