TPP tabled in Parliament
10 February 2016
Trade Minister Andrew Robb tabled the National Interest Assessment of the TPP in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The National Interest Assessment is done by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which negotiated the agreement and is not independent.
He was again criticised for seeking ratification of the TPP without a proper, independent cost-benefit examination of the deal and its impacts on Australians.
The agreement will now be examined by parliamentary committees. The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will be receiving submissions until the 11th of March.