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Trans-Pacific trade deal a hard sell for PM Turnbull in Washington

Media Release January 18, 2016 : "Prime Minister Turnbull faces an uphill battle convincing members of the U.S. Congress to support legislation for the TPP, given recent studies which show negligible or negative impacts from the TPP on the Australian and US economies, and threats to environmental laws,” Dr Patricia Ranald,  Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network said today.

Stiglitz says TPP threatens health, environment laws and Paris accord

January 10, 2016: Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz writes that the TPP faces an uphill battle for US ratification, opposed  by all  leading Democratic presidential candidates and many  Republicans. The TPP severely constrains environmental, health, and safety regulation, and even financial regulations with significant macroeconomic impacts.

Mining company suit against US government tar sands decision shows TPP threat

January 9, 2016: The  Huffington Post reports that just two months after the Obama administration rejected TransCanada's bid to build the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline - a landmark victory for the movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground - the Canadian corporation announced it will retaliate by using ISDS in NAFTA, a TPP-like trade deal,