TPP Canberra forum a success
4 February 2016
AFTINET joined the ACTU, GetUp and the Public Health Association in Canberra yesterday at a forum hosted by Labor, Greens and independent MPs.
The groups outlined different concerns but were united in calling for an independent review of the TPP before any vote on its implementing legislation.
You can view media coverage of the day here: ABC news: Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of Trans-Pacific trade deal
AFTINET presented a letter endorsed by almost 60 organisations (representing 2 million Australians) and GetUp presented a petition with more than 300,000 signatures.
Picture, left to right: Senator Nick Xenophon, Melissa Parke, MHR, Michael Moore, President , Public Health Association, Kelvin Thompson, MHR, Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Daney Faddoul, GetUp, Katherine Tu, SumofUs