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Guardian: Trans-Pacific Partnership: a guide to the most contentious issues

The Guardian published an overview of the agreement titled ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership: a guide to the most contentious issues’. They list each of the following issues by sub-heading: Intellectual property, Investment, E-commerce, Medicines and health, Environment, Financial regulation, Labour rights, Tobacco control and Agriculture.

10/12/2013

Trade Minister Robb ready to allow foreign investors to sue

Trade Minister Robb has admitted that he is ready to allow foreign investors the right to sue governments as part of the TPP.

The government claims that health and environment legislation have been carved out from the ISDS clauses in the agreement. But this has proved impossible in other agreements, where investors have pursued cases even when there have been so-called exemptions for health and environment laws.

Action Alert: Korea deal allows corporations to sue - Email Cabinet ministers before it is signed

Australia has just announced the main elements of a trade deal with Korea which includes investor rights to sue governments (ISDS).

The text is still secret because the deal has not yet been signed by Cabinet. The government claims that health and environment legislation have been carved out from the ISDS clauses in the agreement.

But this has proved impossible in other agreements, where investors have pursued cases even when there have been so-called exemptions for health and environment laws.

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