Speeches & Papers


Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER-Plus)

  • (July 2009) "PACER negatives don't make a plus" - Speech given by Adam Wolfenden at the ALP National Conference Side Event cohosted with APHEDA titled "Trade, Worker's Rights and Development", July 31.

Aust-US Free Trade Agreement

  • (Feb 2004) ALP Senate Select Inquiry on USFTA: Opposition Leader Mark Latham and Shadow Trade Minister Stephen Conroy released a statement on 27 Jan calling for a Senate Inquiry to begin as soon as the text of any agreement becomes available. View the statement here.
  • (Jan 2004) AFTINET delivered the copies of our USFTA Statement, signed by 2,223 individuals and 63 organisations, to Minister Vaile's office. View the Statement here.
  • (Aug 2003) The USA is targeting the price referencing system of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme(PBS). AFTINET has produced a one page leaflet Keep Medicines Affordable, about the impact of this on prices of medicines. View the leaflet in HTML format or download in PDF Format. View the sample letter to Trade Minister Mark Vaile raising these concerns.

Trade in Services (GATS) & other WTO Issues

  • (Mar 2003) Leaked EU GATS requests: Australian Financial Review story; AFTINET media release: "EU requests Australia Post and water privatisation"; "EU's secret plans hold poor countries to ransom", Feb 25, 2003, The Guardian