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Greens welcome ACTU intervention in the TPP debate

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, enthusiastically welcomes the ACTU passing a motion at their National Congress today calling on the Australian Government to release the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text or to withdraw Australia from negotiations. Senator Whish-Wilson addressed ACTU members at a TPP breakfast yesterday.

Senator Whish-Wilson said “Today the ACTU unanimously passed a motion calling on the Australian Government to release the TPP text or to withdraw from negotiations.

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Leaked TPP text confirms worst fears over secretive trade deal

Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on today’s leak of the Investment Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that indicates the deal will include the controversial and dangerous Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The Senate recently heard evidence that ISDS clauses are now proving dangerous, with hundreds of cases proliferating around the world in recent years.

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Robb rushes to TPP deal to distract from government woes

The Greens spokesperson on Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson is calling on the Trade Minister Andrew Robb, to reveal what he is trading away in the rushed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP).

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Andrew Robb revealed in an ABC interview today that he hopes that  Trans-Pacific Partnership deal could occur within weeks, at least a month earlier than the US Trade Representative Michael Froman said was even possible.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations are about trading away the National Interest

The Australian Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said that this weekend’s meeting of Trade Ministers for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is being carried out in total secrecy.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Bureaucrats and Ministers are meeting in Canberra and Sydney over the next week, in secret, to trade away the National Interest.

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