Health experts criticise leaked TPP investment chapter

April 7 2015:Peter Martin wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Canberra Times that eight health and community organisations have sent an open letter to the Trade Minister Andrew Robb expressing "grave concerns" about the latest leaked draft of the nearly concluded Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

The draft of the investment chapter published by WikiLeaks last week outlines the controversial investor‐state dispute settlement mechanism which would allow foreign corporations to sue governments in offshore tribunals, saying that it would allow foreign pharmaceutical and other companies to sue the Australian government In international tribunals over decisions about health policy.