Bill to ban investor-state dispute settlements garners support

Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson recently introduced a Bill to the Senate which aims to protect Australian laws by banning provisions which enable foreign investors to sue governments if domestic laws “harm” their investment, known as ISDS.

This article published by The Guardian reports that diverse groups have made submissions supporting the Bill, including AFTINET members The Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of New South Wales (CPSA), and the Catholic organisation the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes NSW (CLRI).

The article reports that 78 submissions were received by the Senate committee.

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You can view a list of all submissions here.