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Join us on May Day: Sydney & Melbourne

Join us to March against the TPP at May Day in Sydney and Melbourne. Please bring your own TPP signs.

SYDNEY: 11am Belmore Park (near Central Station)

Meet us at the Eddy Ave end of Belmore Park, near Central Station. Look out for the TPP and AFTINET banners. 

Our convener Dr Pat Ranald is an official speaker on the day and will be talking about the TPP corporate power grab. More details here.


Meet out the front of Trades Hall at 1pm. Look out for the big TPP/Democracy banner. More details here

Record numbers of TPP submissions to inquiry show community concern

6 April 2016

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the TPP received a record number of 175 substantial submissions, most of which are critical of the deal. These can be found on the JSCOT website here. 

The inquiry also received over 11,000 critical messages, which have not yet been registered on the website. These record numbers reflect the strong community criticism and opposition to the TPP 

Read AFTINET’s submission here

Huffington Post: We’ve Had Enough With Failed Trade Policies

April 4 2016

It's no surprise to actor and climate change activist Mark Ruffalo that the United States' trade policy has become such a huge transpartisan issue during the US elections.

"I grew up in a working class family in Kenosha, Wisconsin. So I know why Americans have had enough of shiny promises, job-killing trade deals, and Wall Street bailouts that propel ordinary people into an economic nose dive," he writes for the Huffington Post.

Read the article here