UAE Trade Pact Undermines Australian Policy on Human Rights and Environment

July 10, 2024, AFTINET Media Release

A group of eight national organisations representing millions of Australians have issued a warning to the Trade Minister that a trade pact with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) contradicts government policy on labour rights and the environment.

The group comprises the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Amnesty International Australia, ActionAid Australia, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Office of Justice Ecology and Peace, Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) and the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

AFTINET gives evidence to Parliamentary Inquiry on how Clive Palmer is suing Australia for $410 billion using the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement

March 25, 2024 AFTINET Media Release

“Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has exploited foreign investor rights in the ASEAN Australia -New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) by registering his mining company Zeph Investments in Singapore, claiming to be a Singapore investor and suing Australia for $410 billion in three different cases,” Dr Patricia Ranald AFTINET Convener said today. 

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