The Australian Government is negotiating a series of free trade agreements, which may prove harmful to our communities. The TPP threatens to make medicines more expensive, TISA threatens wholesale privatisation of public services and the China Free Trade Agreement threatens to undermine jobs and wages in Australia. All of them, including a deal with Korea, could allow multinational companies to sue democratically-elected governments (state, federal and local) if legislation aimed at protecting our health care or environment affects their profits. This is why NSWNMA supports AFTINET in saying ‘Fair trade not free trade’.
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