Korea-Australia deal includes investor rights to sue

The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement includes investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, which will allow foreign corporations to sue our government over laws or policies which are seen to 'harm' their investment.

See Sydney Morning Herald article 'South Koreans free to sue thanks to new free trade agreement' and the Guardian article 'Australia finalises free trade agreement with South Korea.

See also AFTINET's media release in response to this.

6/12/2013