CPTPP (previously TPP)

Comprehensive and Porgressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sutherland Public Meeting on TPP

Fair Deal or No Deal
in the Trans-Pacific partnership (TPP)!

Public Meeting at the Multi Purpose Centre
123 Flora St, Sutherland
6.30pm for 7pm start, Tuesday 29 April 2014

Speakers to be followed by Q&A

Jemma Williams, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET)

Isabel McIntosh, Lock the Gate Alliance

Michael Whaites, NSW Nurses and Midwives Association

Tea / Coffee available. Reduce waste. Please BYO mug

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NZ Prime Minister defends TPP amid growing criticism

News.com.au reports that New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership while in Australia recently. The article also states that the TPP has "faced significant opposition" and quotes the Australia Institute's executive director, Dr Richard Denniss.

"The Australia Institute claims the TPP risks an explosion in the cost of medicines, less Australian television content and relaxed labelling of genetically modified foods.

US Senate Majority Leader opposes fast track for trade deals

In the US, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he opposes the ‘Trade Promotion Authority’ bill, which would fast-track the TPP and other trade deals. The bill would allow agreements to pass through Congress with limited debate and no amendments.

Politico reports that without Trade Promotion Authority, other countries participating in TPP negotiations (including Australia) will not have confidence that concessions made by the US in the TPP can be upheld, and will be unlikely to make their own concessions.

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