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The purpose of the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Act 2014 is to protect Australian laws by banning Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions. The Bill has been referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation committee for inquiry.

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Australian Trade Minister’s comments give green light to Japanese whalers to escalate violence

Greens spokesperson for whaling, Senator Whish-Wilson responds to the latest brazen attacks by the Japanese whaling fleet on the Sea Shepherd vessels.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, "Greg Hunt broke a promise to send the ACV Ocean Protector to the Southern Ocean to protect human life at sea. Because of this Liberal government we now have no on-water search and rescue capacity to deal with a disaster in the Southern Ocean. This puts Australians lives at risk."

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Greens win greater transparency on secret trade deal

Today in the Senate the Australian Greens have successfully moved a motion that will bring greater transparency on the biggest free trade deal in this country's history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) currently being negotiated in secret with the United States and 10 other nations.

"Today's result is an important step forward in compelling Tony Abbott to end the secrecy and hidden agendas that have defined his Government to date," said Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens spokesperson for trade.

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