Poll shows 61% of voters reject investor rights to sue governments (ISDS)

July 7, 2015: This Essential Media poll released today shows voters across the political spectrum reject the inclusion of foreign investor rights to sue governments over domestic policy changes (ISDS) in the ‪TPP. The question was specific to the TPP but could also be an indicator of views about ISDS in the China FTA.

Overall, 61% think that foreign companies should not be able to sue the Government for losses due to changes in policy and only 10% think they should. 

68% of Greens voters, 66% of Liberal/National voters and 58% of Labor voters  think they should not be able to sue.