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AFTINET disappointed at Senate majority approval of TPP-11

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:41 pm | AFTINET

“AFTINET is deeply disappointed that the Senate looks set to pass the TPP-11 implementing legislation,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today. More >>

Senate TPP-11 Report identifies flaws but endorses TPP-11

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:06 am | AFTINET

September 18, 2018 Community groups disappointed that Senate TPP-11 Report identifies serious flaws but endorses TPP-11 “We are deeply disappointed that the Labor majority report of the Senate Standing Committee on the TPP-11 has strongly criticized many ... More >>

TPP-11 delivers zero agricultural trade benefits

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 8:47 pm | AFTINET

New study shows TPP-11 delivers zero agricultural trade benefits, shrinks manufacturing “The economic modelling of the impact of the proposed TPP-11 by 10 business groups released yesterday, actually shows the failure of the deal to deliver tangible economic ... More >>

JSCOT report backs TPP-11

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 3:59 pm | AFTINET

“The report of the Government-dominated Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has predictably recommended the endorsement of the TPP-11 implementing legislation,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today. More >>

Community groups to say no to the TPP-11 at Senate inquiry

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:15 pm | AFTINET

“AFTINET will present evidence today to a Senate inquiry that the TPP-11 increases corporate rights at the expense of people’s rights and the environment and should not be implemented,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today. More >>

EU-Australia trade talks quietly dump ISDS

Monday, 18 June 2018, 2:15 pm | AFTINET

“We welcome the fact that the EU mandate for the EU Australia FTA talks, which are being launched in Canberra today, has dumped the controversial rights for foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals, known as ISDS, because European ... More >>

EU-Australia trade talks quietly dump investor rights

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 7:33 pm | AFTINET

“We welcome the fact that the EU mandate for the EU Australia FTA talks has dumped the controversial rights for foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals, known as ISDS, because European courts have found that ISDS cases have ... More >>

Reject Trump’s threat to affordable medicines through TPP

Monday, 14 May 2018, 1:07 pm | AFTINET

Government should reject Trump’s threat to affordable medicines through TPP and other trade deals More >>

Pacific Island trade deal diminished without PNG and Fiji

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 4:15 pm | AFTINET

Pacific Island trade deal diminished without PNG and Fiji and could have harmful impacts, says report More >>

Trump backflip on the TPP exposes its problems

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:34 pm | AFTINET

Trump backflip on the TPP exposes its problems and reinforces the need for full-length JSCOT and Senate Inquiries More >>

TPP-11 Senate inquiry welcomed by community organisations

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:54 am | AFTINET

Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, today welcomed the Senate decision yesterday for an inquiry by the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to assess whether the rebadged Comprehensive ... More >>

CPTPP signed but not yet implemented

Friday, 9 March 2018, 11:34 am | AFTINET

Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network called today for a Senate Inquiry to assess whether the rebadged Comprehensive Progressive TPP is in the public interest, before Parliament considers the implementing legislation. More >>

Public forum on CPTPP

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 12:14 pm | AFTINET

Public forum on CPTPP: speakers say women will lose from more corporate rights, less democratic regulation More >>

Rebranded TPP 11 deal: a mess of side deals with no detail

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 12:38 pm | AFTINET

“The rebranded TPP 11 outcome announced today appears to be a mess of separate deals cobbled together to meet issues raised by Canada and others, which Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has described as “ 18 free trade agreements” for Australia. More >>

Argentina bans community groups from WTO Meeting

Friday, 1 December 2017, 1:34 pm | AFTINET

Argentina bans community groups from World Trade Organisation Meeting, despite their being approved by the WTO Groups Call on Argentine Government to Rescind its decision, and call on WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and the General Council not to ... More >>

Pacific trade deal PACER-Plus is PACER-minus

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:52 pm | AFTINET

“The PACER-plus trade deal with the Pacific Islands, tabled in the Senate today, has not been signed by Papua New Guinea and Fiji, the two largest Pacific island economies which together represent over 80% of GDP of the combined island economies,” ... More >>

TPP 11 need for further talks show flaws

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 7:55 pm | AFTINET

TPP 11 need for further talks show flaws in the deal, says AFTINET “TPP 11 leaders meeting in da Nang Vietnam have reportedly agreed on some elements of a possible deal without the US, but have not succeeded in their aim of finalising the text. ... More >>

AFTINET welcomes TPP 11 collapse

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 10:49 am | AFTINET

AFTINET welcomes TPP 11 collapse, calls for fair trade policies to benefit most Australians “The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network of 60 community organisations welcomes the news that the TPP 11 attempt to revive the deal without the US has collapsed,” ... More >>

Peru FTA includes rights for investors to sue governments

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:15 pm | AFTINET

Peru FTA includes rights for investors to sue governments (ISDS), but no text available for independent assessment “The announcement of the completion of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement at the APEC meeting in Vietnam without access to the text again ... More >>

AFTINET calls for clear rejection of unfair deals

Monday, 30 October 2017, 3:56 pm | AFTINET

The Australian Fair Trade network of community organisations welcomes the pledge by Shadow Trade Minister Jason Clare in his speech to ACCI today for the public release and independent economic analysis of trade agreements before they are signed, but ... More >>

 

 

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