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RCEP could block access to generic drugs: MSF

12 October 2016: Intellectual property provisions in the China-led RCEP regional trade deal could block access to life-saving drugs for millions in Africa and Asia, warns Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) regional representative Dr Maria Guevara.

"The enforcement provisions attempt to prevent the flow of generic medicines from producer to patient, thereby providing a blank cheque for abuse," she writes.


Melbourne says NO to the TPP

7 October 2016: Unions, environment groups and AFTNET supporters rallied in Melbourne today against the TPP outside of the national parliamentary inquiry hearings being held around the country. The rally followed other recent protests in Sydney and Perth.

Protesters called for Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon team to #BlockTheTPP in the Senate, where the Government does not have a majority.