Photos of TPP protests in Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne
On November 6, 2014 a broad coalition of labor, environmental and consumer groups delivered over half a million petition signatures and letters to key Congressional leaders opposing Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP. Fast track would allow the TPP to be rushed through Congress without amendment.
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Great images from protest outside TPP Trade Ministers' Meeting, with 100 taking part and lots of media!
Speakers were Dr Patricia Ranald (AFTINET), Vivien Nguyen (SumofUs), Prof Kimberlee Weatherall (University of Sydney), Jon Edwards (MSF - Doctors Without Borders), Kondo Yasuo (Japan People's Alliance Against the TPP), Senator Peter Whish-Wilson (Australian Greens). Street theatre performers were Lindy Nolan from NSW Teachers Fed and Michael Whaites from the NSW Nurses & Midwives Assoc.
Our Canberra protest and media conference attracted a lively crowd and good media interest. Speakers were Kelvin Thomson MP (ALP), Senator Peter Whish-Wilson Greens), Jon Edwards from MSF(Doctors without Borders) and Dr Matthew Rimmer from Australian National University. See Matt Rimmer's photo file