Trans-Pacific Partnership

Melbourne says NO to the TPP

7 October 2016: Unions, environment groups and AFTNET supporters rallied in Melbourne today against the TPP outside of the national parliamentary inquiry hearings being held around the country. The rally followed other recent protests in Sydney and Perth.

Protesters called for Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon team to #BlockTheTPP in the Senate, where the Government does not have a majority.

TPP Senate inquiry urgent in the face of even stronger medicine monopolies

***UPDATE:  A Senate inquiry was established on September 15***

12 September 2016

Sixty diverse Australian civil society organisations, representing two million Australians, have called for a Senate inquiry into the TPP before Parliament votes on the TPP’s implementing legislation. This call is now even more urgent after recent revelations that the US is pushing for even stronger monopoly rights for lifesaving biologic medicines in  the TPP.