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Trade deals putting corporates before people and environment

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 2:21 pm | AFTINET

Community groups representing millions say trade deals with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru put corporate rights before people and environment and urge Labor and cross-bench to oppose them More >>

Ban of investor rights to sue govts in giant RCEP trade deal

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:50 pm | AFTINET

“Community groups welcome the reports of a statement by the Malaysian Trade Minister Datuk Darell Leiking that Malaysia and other governments have succeeded in excluding foreign investor rights to sue governments (Investor-State Dispute Settlement or ... More >>

Hong Kong FTA would still allow foreign investors to sue Aus

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 5:07 pm | AFTINET

“The Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and separate Investment Agreement signed today still give special rights to foreign investors to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in international tribunals if they can ... More >>

Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET

Monday, 4 March 2019, 3:03 pm | AFTINET

Indonesia FTA: Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET More >>

Peru FTA is first test of Labor's new trade policy

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 5:29 pm | AFTINET

Peru FTA is first test of Labor's new trade policy and should be opposed says AFTINET More >>

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 >>

 

 

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