The devil in the detail of the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is being reviewed by Federal Parliament right now. There's a clause buried in this international treaty that puts corporate power ahead of consumer interests.
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the TPP will let foreign companies take action against Australia if the Federal Government changes laws or regulations that hurt their commercial interests.
Future reforms will be stifled if the TPP goes ahead with ISDS. This means that better country of origin labelling, clearer food ingredient labelling or bans on the import of unsafe products could all be stopped or stalled by corporate interests.
Tell politicians to refuse to support TPP implementing legislation unless the Government seeks ISDS 'opt out' provisions with each of the twelve countries involved in the TPP. We already have one of these opt out clauses with New Zealand, so why risk ISDS with the rest?
For more information, read CHOICE's article and submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.
Stop the TPP threat
Ask your Member of Parliament to help get rid of the devil in the detail of the TPP that threatens country of origin labelling laws, tobacco control measures and other public interest policies.
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