Ratifying the TPP with ISDS inclusions will not be in Australia’s national interest......
4 days left to HAVE YOUR SAY ie make a submission to the Senate sub-committee due this Friday 11 March 2016.
A Senate committee is about to assess whether the TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership, as it stands, is ‘in the national interest’. The Turnbull Government will then put forward legislation to ‘ratify’ the TPP. If this is then approved by a majority in the Senate, Australia will be stuck with this agreement for longer than most of our lifetimes.
LACA believes this "FREE TRADE" agreement is the most dangerous and immediate threat to our capacity to protect the environment from climate change, and future bad development decisions. With its toxic Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement our country's ability to make decisions can be challenged by a corporation and go to trial at an offshore international tribunal.
In order to assist you LACA has a prepared a question and answer backgrounder for those not familiar with this issue. Read it here TransPacificPartnership_QuestionandAnswer.docx
Brief one page summary submission for a quick cut and paste and send today TPP-ISDS_Submission-brief.docx
There is also a longer more detailed document if you prefer TPP_Submission-to-JSCOT.docx
Please send your submission to the Senate Committee before this coming Friday 11 March, letting the Senate committee know that you do not see the TPP with ISDS inclusions as even remotely ‘in Australia’s national interest’.
HAVE YOUR SAY on this critically important matter.
LACA has been writing about this issue for several years. If you are new to the issue search for TPP in the search function of thsi website.
In addition EDO provides some useful links at http://www.edoqld.org.au/news/have-your-say-on-the-tpp/