Trade justice election online forum: Can trade deals support the COVID recovery and help reduce carbon emissions?
Join us in an online election forum on trade justice! In our discussion, we will introduce our scorecard on the track record of political parties on trade justice. Speakers will examine how trade deals can help or hinder the next government in recovering from the COVID19 pandemic and decarbonising the economy.
Topics will include: the parties’ trade track record and the need for trade transparency; the need to waive World Trade Organisation (WTO) monopoly rules on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to ensure access for low-income countries; and the need for enforceable commitments to labour rights and environmental standards, including carbon emissions targets, in trade deals.
• Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET Convener and Honorary Research Associate, Sydney University
• Associate Professor Deborah Gleeson, Latrobe University and Public Health Association of Australia
• Matthew Rose, Economy and Democracy Program Manager, Australian Conservation Foundation
• Steve Murphy, National Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Unions (AMWU).
Don’t miss this important discussion on Thursday May 12 at 12.30 pm!
Authorised by Patricia Ranald on behalf of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, 7/321 Pitt St, Sydney.