FTA with Indonesia as early as August

28 February 2017: The Australian Government is pushing to finish negotiations for the free trade deal with Indonesia “as early as August” according to news reports over the weekend.

While business groups are directly involved, there has been little communication with community groups like AFTINET and negotiating texts remain secret. Our main concerns are that the agreement could potentially include TPP-like proposals on medicine monopolies, ISDS and an increase in access for temporary workers in Australia, who are vulnerable to exploitation.