Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:51
The Final TPP text, released on Thursday night, confirms all of our worst fears. The Environment Chapter is weak and lazy, encouraging rather than enforcing any regulations that may otherwise have served to protect the natural environment.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 26/10/2015 - 10:19
BONN, GERMANY, October 23, 2015 – The final preparation session for December’s global climate summit in Paris is ending in disappointment and disarray today in Bonn.
The weak negotiation text, which is largely favorable to developed countries, points to a shockingly inadequate deal at the Paris talks. Developing countries opposed a non-transparent process, after an attempt to remove observers from some negotiation rooms.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 16/10/2015 - 14:29
Melbourne community groups and unions have joined the International week of action against the TPP, staging a rally outside the office of Veolia in Melbourne.
Under the ISDS Clauses in “Free” Trade Agreements foreign corporations can sue sovereign governments where they claim domestic laws and regulations may diminish their profits. Workers’ wages and conditions, health and safety are not exempt.