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Greens call on Robb to reject ugly TPP compromises

GreensMPs 3 Oct 2015

“Reports from the TPP negotiations in the US indicate that the delay in signing the deal is leading to the consideration of ugly compromises.
Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, makes the following comments about the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

“It has been reported that Australia’s Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, is considering caving in to pressure from big pharma to extend monopoly rights on costly biologic medicines.

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Government continues to rush China Free Trade Agreement process

Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson reproaches the government for introducing the enabling legislation for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) over a month before the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has provided its report into the agreement.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The government, by introducing the enabling Legislation before Parliament has had the opportunity to scrutinise the ChAFTA agreement, shows its interest lies in the politics of the agreement rather than in securing a good outcome.

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