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Fair Trade Network election scorecard

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.

TPP: Record numbers of submissions to inquiry

Press Release – AFTINET TPP: Record numbers of submissions to inquiry show opposition to more rights for global corporations The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific trade deal received a record number of 175 substantial submissions, …

Trade Minister Robb shoots the messenger

Press Release – AFTINET Trade Minister Robb today rejected calls from 59 community organisations representing over two million Australians for an independent assessment by the Productivity Commission on ABC national radio this morning. He claimed that the broad alliance of public …

TPP leak shows devil in the detail

Press Release – AFTINET The final version of the intellectual property chapter the TPP was leaked today on WikiLeaks with several technical analyses said Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network. The deal was announced on …

Secret TPP deal lacks detail on medicines

Press Release – AFTINET The announcement of a secret in principle TPP deal without publication of the text may hide shameful trade-offs on issues like medicines and corporate rights to sue governments. These should be decided though open democratic parliamentary …

TPP talks delayed again

Press Release – AFTINET The extension of secret TPP talks into Sunday October 4 shows the US desperation to force a deal, despite fundamental differences remaining over medicines and access to US sugar and dairy markets, Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian …