Rally to stop the TPP

The National Parliamentary inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal between Australia, the US and 10 other Pacific Rim countries will be in Sydney on Monday September 26. The Inquiry is holding public hearings and will report before Parliament votes on the TPP implementing legislation later this year. The government does not have a majority […]

TTP text raises more health questions than answers for Australia

Preliminary analysis of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) text, released late last Thursday, leaves Federal Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, with serious questions to answer, according to the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA). The TPP is a free trade agreement, signed in October, between 12 Pacific Rim nations including Australia, the United States, Japan, Canada […]

AFTINET: Cancer patient arrested at TPP negotiations in US

On September 30, in Atlanta, Georgia, cancer patient Zahara Heckscher was arrested after disrupting the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a protest aimed at maintaining access to affordable cancer medicines in the 12 countries affected by the trade treaty. Heckscher, in a t-shirt reading “I have cancer. I can’t wait 8 years”, and holding […]

Open letter urges Trade Minister to act in good health over TPP

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has signed an open letter, urging the Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb to defend the healthcare interests of all Australians against the vested interests of multinationals pushing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Minister Robb has travelled to Atlanta, United States this week in the hope of finalising negotiations […]

Nurses and midwives oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has joined with nurses, midwives and healthcare workers from across the Pacific, Latin America and North America, to condemn the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The NSWNMA and other nursing organisations have signed on to an open letter to trade ministers and government leaders, to highlight the substantial […]

Government must withdraw from TPP trade talks

Australian Unions are calling for the federal government to stop negotiations on the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. A public forum at NSW Parliament House today will discuss details from leaked documents confirming proposals that could result in higher medicine prices and special rights for foreign companies to sue government over changes in laws […]

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 […]

Latest TISA leak signals new threat to health services

Fresh concerns have been raised by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) over threats to the provision of health services in Australia as part of a trade deal being negotiated in secret by the Federal Government. According to a discussion paper leaked by Associated Whistle-Blowing Press, negotiators of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) […]

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