Free trade or fair

By Tim Hollo March 11, 2014

Free trade or fair

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson
11 March 2014

Greens trade spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson explains what’s behind the free trade deals the government is negotiating – with Korea, China, Japan and the huge TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) which covers 12 countries, including the US, and 40% of world trade. He describes the implications of this government, unlike earlier ones, being willing to include so-called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions that allow corporations to sue governments and gives the background to his bill that would ban such clauses. The Senate is currently inquiring into the bill — click here to find out more and make a submission.


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