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Revised TPP-11 text is largely unchanged:

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:35 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“The new text of the revised and rebranded Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership between Australia and 10 other countries without the US contains minor additional change since last November. Some other governments have demanded further ... More >>

Singapore FTA Changes Echo TPP on ISDS & Temporary Workers

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 11:26 am | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“The report of the government-dominated Joined Standing Committee on Treaties released yesterday on amendments to the Singapore FTA supports changes that are bad precedents for other trade agreements," Dr Patricia Ranald Convener of the Australian Fair ... More >>

Singapore FTA Changes Echo TPP on ISDS & Temporary Workers

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:51 am | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“The report of the government-dominated Joined Standing Committee on Treaties released today on amendments to the Singapore FTA supports changes that are bad precedents for other trade agreements," Dr Patricia Ranald Convener of the Australian Fair ... More >>

Don’t repeat the failures of the TPP in other agreements

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 1:41 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

The failed TPP should not be used as a model for the future trade agreements, a diverse network of community organisations has warned. More >>

Trump election means TPP demise likely but not certain

Friday, 11 November 2016, 1:03 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the US makes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) less likely but does not guarantee the deal is dead, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network Dr Patricia Ranald said today. More >>

U.S. Senate votes down TPP FastTrack bill:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 4:15 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is now in doubt following the defeat in the US Senate of a proposal to advance the FastTrack Bill. The Fast Track Bill would prevent the U.S. Congress from amending the TPP, and instead ... More >>

How US Could Rewrite Australian Laws Through TPP

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 5:22 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

Media Release Website reveals how US could rewrite Australian medicine, media content and data storage laws through Trans-Pacific trade deal (TPP) More >>

TPPA leaders' statement hides deep divisions

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 9:47 am | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“The stated goal of the TPP Leaders’ and Ministers’ Statements to conclude the TPPA this year is unlikely to be achieved. The bland language hides deep divisions between the 12 diverse governments, caused by extreme US demands,” Dr Patricia ... More >>

US Push to Finish Trans-Pacific Trade Deal In Secrecy

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 4:05 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

US Push to Finish Trans-Pacific Trade Deal In Secrecy Resisted By Governments and Community Groups More >>

Fair Trade Rallies slam demands for higher medicine prices

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 12:27 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) talks resume in Peru next week between Australia, the US, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam. Japan will join the talks later this year. More >>

Community Group lockout spotlights secrecy of TPP

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 1:31 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“Over 20 international representatives of health, union, consumer and environment organisations have been locked out of the Trans-Pacific talks venue in Auckland,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Convenor of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network ... More >>

TPPA Free Trade negotiations resume in Auckland, December 2

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 4:25 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“A hot-button issue to be discussed at the Trans-Pacific free trade talks next week is the US proposal for foreign investor rights to sue governments for damages if a law or policy harms their investments,” said Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener ... More >>

Fair trade group slams business call for corporate rights

Friday, 10 August 2012, 4:52 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

Media release Aug 10 2012 Fair trade group slams business call for corporate rights to sue governments in trade agreements “We condemn the call by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the government to change its policy and support rights ... More >>

Fair trade group welcomes EU rejection condemns TPPA

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 1:05 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

Media release July 5 2012 Fair trade group welcomes EU rejection of Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement (ACTA) condemns similar proposals in Trans-Pacific (TPPA) negotiations in San Diego “We welcome the European Parliament’s overwhelming cross-party decision ... More >>

AFTINET welcomes Parliamentary Committee ACTA rejection

Monday, 2 July 2012, 11:45 am | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

Fair trade group welcomes Parliamentary Committee rejection of Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement (ACTA) and condemns similar proposals in Trans-Pacific negotiations More >>

Parliamentary Committee rejection of ACTA welcomed

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 2:51 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“We welcome the criticism of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, which has today released a report recommending a delay in ratification of the agreement,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Convenor of the ... More >>

Australia says no to investor rights to sue in leaked TPP

Thursday, 14 June 2012, 1:43 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“The leaked investment chapter of the Trans- Pacific trade agreement (TPPA) being negotiated between the US Australia, New Zealand and six other Pacific countries contains special rights for foreign investors to sue governments if a law or policy ... More >>

Reduced community access in US TPP trade negotiations

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 4:49 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

The 12th round of Trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) negotiations begins in Dallas, Texas today between Australia, the US, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam, amid criticism by fair trade groups and prominent lawyers. More >>

TPPA Negotiations Slowed By Resistance To US Demands

Friday, 9 March 2012, 11:11 am | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

The 11th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations between Australia, the US, New Zealand, Malaysia and four other countries ends today, slowed again by resistance to US corporate demands on medicine prices and broad investor ... More >>

International Civil Society Groups Slam Corporate Influence

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 4:51 pm | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

Tuesday February 28, 2012 The 11th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations between Australia, the US, New Zealand, Malaysia and four other countries starts in Melbourne on March 1. Civil society groups from those countries ... More >>

 

 

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