Coalition secret talks to add ISDS to Japan FTA
June 8 2016: The Japan-Australia FTA had no provisions for ISDS, but there was a clause that would trigger negotiations for ISDS if Australia made another agreement containing ISDS. The Guardian reports that the China-Australia FTA has triggered secret talks to add ISDS to the Japan FTA. These have now been interrupted by the early election, but if the Coalition government wins they expect to complete the talks after the election, with the result only made public after the event. ALP policy opposes ISDS and pledges to review ISDS in existing agreements.