Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trade Minister Robb ready to allow foreign investors to sue

Trade Minister Robb has admitted that he is ready to allow foreign investors the right to sue governments as part of the TPP.

The government claims that health and environment legislation have been carved out from the ISDS clauses in the agreement. But this has proved impossible in other agreements, where investors have pursued cases even when there have been so-called exemptions for health and environment laws.

What matters more? Corporations or People? Dr Ranald on TPP

3/12/2013

AFTINET's Convener, Dr Patricia Ranald writes for Working Life about upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Singapore.

"There is an agenda for change our domestic legislation which is being driven by US corporate and industry interests. This agenda would permanently limit the ability of governments to regulate in the public interest.

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