AFTINET organised TPP action at the nationwide March in March, held around the country on the 25-16th of March
You can help by organising a local meeting or a meeting in your workplace.
A local meeting is a great way to educate people, start a discussion, and inspire others to take action. It can be as simple as having a discussion in your living room, or organising a lunchtime meeting at your workplace.
Last updated: March 2014
“ISDS: The Devil in KAFTA’s detail” by Matthew Cawood in the Fairfax rural press is a critical discussion of investor rights to sue governments in the Korea FTA and in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
In an article published in The Canberra Times, Kyla Teinhaara and Jeffrey Mcgee argue that the recently completed Australia-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) should be renegotiated to remove the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause.
Act up for Fair Trade not Free Trade!
ABC PM radio discusses the recently concluded Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Korea. A number of people are interviewed including the Trade Minister Andrew Robb and AFTINET's Dr Patricia Ranald.
The Sydney Morning Herald published an article titled "Trans-Pacific Partnership is a big deal, but hardly anyone knows", citing a study by the Australia Institute, which found that 55 per cent of respondents did not know about the TPP, and another 19 per cent were not sure.
“The Abbott Government has agreed to include Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Korea Australia FTA text which was released today. ISDS enables foreign investors to sue national, state or local governments for hundreds of millions of dollars of damages if they can allege a domestic law or policy “harms” their investment.