New report shows the TPP is bad for our health

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the release today of a report, Negotiating Healthy Trade in Australia, which examines potential impacts of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on our health sector. Assistant General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Judith Kiejda, said the report canvassed many areas of health which could be severely impeded […]

Leaked TISA text highlights risks to health privacy

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has joined the chorus of civil society groups in raising concern over threats to health care rights in Australia, as a result of current Government policies linked to free trade agreements. This follows a second leak of draft text contained in the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), which […]

TISA versus public services

Download the Public Services International (PSI) report on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)  and the corporate agenda: TISA versus Public Services research paper.

Petition challenges foreign rights to sue our government

“Over 11,000 Australians have signed petitions against foreign investor rights to sue government over domestic laws in trade agreements,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, said today. These rights are known as investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS. “Over 3000 have signed a petition over the last month calling for rejection […]

Rally for healthy fair trade

What would you think of a Government that wants to make it easier for foreign-based companies to sue Australia for daring to do things like introduce the plain packaging of cigarettes or ban coal seam gas mining (fracking)? What would you think of a Government that is willing to negotiate away our Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme […]

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