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Trade Justice Dinner 2014

Trade Justice Dinner 2014

Please join us for an entertaining evening of fine food and interesting discussion at our annual fundraising dinner with auction and raffle prizes.

All proceeds go to fund AFTINET’s trade justice work.

Thursday 29th May 2014

The Hellenic Restaurant

Concern Australia could get mauled by Japan free trade ISDS clause

Japanese companies would be able to sue Australian governments under clauses expected to be included in the Australia-Japan free trade agreement, writes Peter Martin for the Sydney Morning Herald.

The article outlines concerns that controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses may be included in the agreement and features quotes by AFTINET's Convener, Dr Patricia Ranald

Points for submission on the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

On March 5th, Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson introduced the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Act 2014 into the Senate. The purpose of the Bill is to protect Australian laws by banning provisions which enable foreign investors to sue governments if domestic laws “harm” their investment, known as ISDS.