Labor has thrown Australia under the bus for delivering the Government the numbers it needs to pass TPP enabling legislation, the Greens say.
“Labor has betrayed Australian workers, and our sovereignty, by paving the way to locking our Nation to the dangerous TPP,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
“The Greens will be moving amendments to ensure workers’ rights, protect Australian jobs and prohibit ISDS provisions.
“This is a trade agreement that gives corporations the power to sue governments for raising wages, protecting the environment or reducing the cost of life-saving medication.
“It gives countries the ability to bring in temporary migrant workers with no need to first check if there are Australians ready, willing and able to do the job instead. This deal will result in Australia losing 39,000 jobs.
“It’s a bad deal, devised in a backroom and designed for a boardroom. It is baffling that Labor would support this deal.”