A Letter has been signed by over 100 Lawyers from Trans-Pacific partnership countries calling for governments to follow Australia’s example and exclude investor rights to sue governments from the TPP.
The latest round of TPPA negotiation is set to take place in Melbourne during the 1st to the 9th of March.
The 11th Round of Negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement was held in Melbourne from 1st March to 9th March 2012.
Read on for AFTINET's full report.
AFTINET has called upon the Australian government to stand firm on tobacco plain packaging legislation, and withdraw from restrictive treaties.Follow this link for more information, media reports and media release.
Campaign victory: Fair Trade amendments to the ALP Platform
Our campaign for fair trade had an impact at the ALP National Conference, held at Darling Harbour from 2nd-3rd December 2011.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, a member of AFTINET, moved amendments to the trade section of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) platform, which is the public statement of the party's policy.
Trading away public health? Health issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement
Public Meeting Thursday, September 1
Trading away public health? Health issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement Thursday, September 1
The Australian government is negotiating a Trans- Pacific Partnership free trade agreement with the United States, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
This page has been created to provide details of the commencement of the TPPA Campaign and some background informaiton.
Campaign Sign On:
Thirty Australian unions and community groups, on Sunday 14th March 2010, asked the Trade Minister to safeguard the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Australian local content in media, regulation of GE food, regulation of foreign investment and industry policies that support local employment in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations started on Monday March 15.
TPPA Petition to House of Representatives:
AFTINET has commenced a petition to the Commonwealth Parliament House of Representatives about the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement currently being negotiated by the US, Australia New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.