Some of the aspects that concern educated people “in the know”.
It is clear that they should concern all citizens, whether or not you currently trust your government to do the right thing by our country and its citizens.
Reference ” ttp Australia ”
Our government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary Australian’s.
It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP or TPPA).
It involves 12 Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States.
There is no public access to the negotiations. Australia is a democracy, and we want a say in our future.
End Game: Corporate Rights versus People’s Rights?
AFTINET’s Convener, Dr Patricia Ranald, speaks about the progress of the TPPA negotiations and what we need to do about in the coming months to campaign for a fair deal (11.04 mins).
Threats to Coal Seam Gas Regulation
Isabel McIntosh is a coordinator for the Lock the Gate movement against Coal Seam Gas mining. She speaks about the need to regulate coal seam gas mining, and the danger posed by investor rights to sue governments to this kind of regulation, which has occurred in Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (11.51 mins).
Access to Medicines
Jon Edwards from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) speaks about pharmaceutical companies and the TPPA, and how higher medicine prices will reduce access to medicines, especially in developing countries (15.07 mins).
Worker’s Rights and Jobs
The President of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, Andrew Dettmer, talks about the TPPA and workers’ rights (9.41 mins).
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