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  • 6 February 2016 | Dear Senator, Reject the failed TPP and ensure fairness in future trade deals, including the RCEP We the undersigned 53 community organisations, representing over two million Australians, call on you to reject the failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement by voting against its implementing legislation if it is introduced in Parliament. President […]

  • Originally published in New Matilda on 18 November 2015. https://newmatilda.com/2015/11/18/worried-about-the-tpp-australia-is-pushing-another-bad-deal/. By Thulsi Narayanasamy.  Despite receiving little attention in Australia, efforts to establish a new regional trade agreement are raising eyebrows among Pacific neighbours, writes Thulsi Narayanasamy.   Earlier this month in Melbourne regional negotiations for the controversial PACER-Plus free trade agreement resumed. So too did the fierce protests […]

  • Small island nations in the Pacific are concerned about the future of their development progress as negotiations for the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations — better known as PACER-Plus — inch closer to completion. Aid and trade watchdogs consulted by Devex fear the scheme will not bring equal benefits to stakeholders. Following five years […]

  • MEDIA RELEASE Australian aid and trade watchdogs denounce Pacific Free Trade Agreement  For immediate release 23 July 2014  SYDNEY: Independent Australian organisations, the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) and AID/WATCH, Australia’s aid monitor, have voiced serious concerns about the PACER-Plus Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated between Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island […]

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