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Saturday Paper article: Clive Palmer’s use of ASEAN trade agreement to sue Australia for $340 billion scrutinised in trade policy inquiry

September 30, 2023: Dr Patricia Ranald’s article in the Saturday Paper explains how Clive Palmer has registered his company Zeph Investments in Singapore and is using the Australia-New Zealand-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement to make multiple claims against the Australian government of almost $340 billion.

AFTINET submission on the WHO Agreement to address future pandemics: changes needed to avoid repeating mistakes of COVID

11 September, 2023: Australia is part of the ongoing World Health Organisation negotiations to build the international response for future pandemics, through both improving the existing International Health Regulations and negotiating a new Global Pandemic Agreement .

AFTINET Submission to the CPTPP 5 Year Review: rights for corporations to sue governments and weak labour and environment standards

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP), a free trade agreement between 11 countries; Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam, has now been in force for 5 years. This milestone means the CPTPP has to undergo a 5-year post-implementation review, which considers the impacts of the agreement since it has come into force.