Adelaide, Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Info Night

  • 06:00 PM
  • Earth's Kitchen, 131 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
  • adelaide.office@foe.org.au

A public meeting about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – a “free trade” agreement involving Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam. Negotiations are secretive with the agenda being driven by the US on behalf of its global corporations who want to changes to our laws to benefit corporations over people’s rights. We need to protect our health, environment and other laws and uphold the democratic process. Friends of the Earth join with AFTINET (Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network) in calling on the federal government to reject proposals which are against the public interest and publish the full text of the agreement for public and Parliamentary debate before it is signed by Cabinet.
– Internet Freedom under threat
– Higher prices for medicines
– Special rights for foreign investors to sue governments
– No protection for worker’s rights or the environment
– Threat to public services