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TPP: Govt accused of "willful blindness"

3 March 2016

Economics Editor for The Age Peter Martin has questioned whether Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - or anyone else for that matter - would mind if the TPP "fell over". 

He argues that economic modelling finds the benefits of the deal for Australia to be "almost non existent," criticises DFAT's National Interest Analysis for "merely summarising" the deal, and accuses leaders of "willful blindness." 

Trade rules derail India’s clean energy plan

26 February 2016

This week the World Trade Organisation put a road block in the way of India’s efforts to invest in renewable energy while creating jobs for its people.

According to Grist, the WTO dispute panel ruled that aspects of India’s National Solar Mission - which require a proportion of the solar cells to be manufactured in India - were “inconsistent” with international trade norms and therefore prohibited.

DFAT does not want Productivity Commission to scrutinise TPP

22 February 2016

The Australian Government continues to rule out commissioning an independent study of the TPP's benefits and costs to Australia, despite calls from community groups representing millions of Australians.

At public hearings in Canberra this week, DFAT officials defended their decision.

Here's a quote from the Fairfax Media article reporting on the hearings:

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