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And you thought the TPP was secret. The RCEP is even worse

6 November 2016: Peter Martin writes in Fairfax Media, that the RCEP is "another massive deal you've never heard of” which has ISDS on the agenda, despite the strong opposition ISDS has created to the TPP, and predicts the TPP’s demise . He cites a statement from hundreds of US law professors opposing ISDS because it would allow foreign investors to bypass "the basic procedures of the US justice system” .

Australia should reject US push for even longer TPP medicine monopolies

MEDIA RELEASE, November 7 2016:  “The Australian government should reject the push from US Republican Congress members to increase biologic medicine monopolies by seven years, even more than the extra three years which has already been agreed in the TPP text,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network said today.

We must learn from Canada’s mistakes and reject TPP, says new report

October 25, 2016: Australia could be hit with an ever-increasing number of multimillion dollar legal claims from foreign corporations if the TPP is ratified, a new report has warned. 

The report, researched by Dr Kyla Tienhaara (ANU) and commissioned by GetUp, warns that the Australian Senate should look at Canada’s experience before considering the TPP implementing legislation.

Lives on the line: online RCEP forum with MSF and AFTINET

October 19, 2016: The RCEP is an even bigger trade deal than the TPP with the same dangerous proposals. So what exactly is the RCEP and what could it mean for access to lifesaving medicines in the Asia Pacific?

AFTINET and MSF held an interactive online forum to discuss mega trade deals, corporate power and access to medicines. Watch the forum here and join the discussion on our Facebook page.

Dr Kyla Tienhaara to speak on ISDS, the TPP and the US elections

All members and supporters are invited to our annual AGM at 5.30pm Wednesday, November 9 at the Finance Sector Union on Pitt St in Sydney. Guest speaker Kyla Tienhaara has recently returned from the US and is the author of a new report finding that Australia should learn from Canada's experience with 39 ISDS cases being brought by US companies after signing the NAFTA trade agreement. Kyla will speak on ISDS, the TPP and the US election.

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