March 23, 2015: Professor Sharon Beder writes in the Sydney Morning Herald that the sale of NSW poles and wires to foreign owners would enable them to use ISDS in trade agreements like the China FTA or the TPP to sue the government for damages in an international tribunal if it introduced regulation which "harmed" their investment.
On Sunday March 22 at Sydney Town Hall, thousands marched to protest about unfair government policies and to stand up for policies for human rights and the environment. We were there to raise our voices against the TPP.
See the NSW Nurses and Midwives' 3-minute video of the Sydney March 13 TPP street theatre and rally and hear a former trade negotiator predict on ABC Radio National that TPP proposals will lead to massive health costs
ABC TV 7.30 Report on TPP March 17, 2015 begins at 21.14 minutes.
In a critical report on the TPP, the Australian Medical Association slams stronger monopolies on medicines and foreign investor rights to sue governments (ISDS), and demands release of the text. Other critical media articles below.
See the great images from our successful rally and street theatre outside the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Sydney on March 13, 2015.