Press Release – AFTINET

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network of 60 community organisations has analysed policy documents, public statements and past records to compare the trade policies of the major parties on key issues, summarised below.Fair Trade Network election scorecard

Greens and NXT 5 Stars, Labor 4 Stars, Liberals last

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network of 60 community organisations has analysed policy documents, public statements and past records to compare the trade policies of the major parties on key issues, summarised below.

Policy Liberal Labor Greens Xenophon
Opposes foreign investor rights to sue Governments (ISDS) No Yes Yes Yes
Opposes stronger medicine and copyright monopolies No Yes Yes Yes
Supports enforceable labour rights No Yes Yes Yes
Supports enforceable environmental protections No Yes Yes Yes
Supports labour market testing No Yes Yes Yes
Supports release of draft texts and final texts before signing No Yes Yes Yes
Has committed to vote against the TPP’s implementing legislation No

Not decided Yes Yes

Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET Convenor, said today that the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team score highest with five stars.

She said that ALP policy scored well on most key issues, but loses a star because it has not committed to voting against the TPP’s implementing legislation, despite the fact that the TPP contradicts its policy on those key issues.

The Coalition scores lowest with negative answers on all key issues.

“We are publicizing our scorecard through our network of 60 community organisations,” said Dr Ranald.

ENDS

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