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Women and Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
AFTINET | 11.2.2013
Seminar on women and Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
March 5, 12.15pm, Sydney
The Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network (AFTINET) presents a special seminar to mark the lead-up to International Women’s Day and the 16th Round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations being held in Singapore, on March 5, at 12.15 pm in the Waratah Room at NSW Parliament.
The TPPA is a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US, Australia, and nine other Asia Pacific countries. The US wants to limit government rights to regulate in areas like medicine prices and essential services like health, and to give foreign corporations more rights to challenge national government law and policy. These policies would have negative impacts for working people, and particularly for women whose role as carers means they need affordable access to medicines and essential services.
AFTINET is campaigning to ensure the Australian Government implements its policies and does not agree to these proposals.
News from the movements
8-Feb-2016 ITUCThe ITUC has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) a major setback for employment and workers’ rights prospects, and signaled the determination of unions in TPP countries to oppose it.
5-Feb-2016 MSFMSF urges all ASEAN member states to lead an effort to reject the ratification and implementation of the TPP and the expansion of its negative consequences for public health in the whole region.
5-Feb-2016 ISCKim-Hwang Kyeongsan, General Secretary of the Korean Woman Peasants’ Association, explains the government’s recent rice policy that hurts rice farmers and impacts Korea’s food sovereignty and how FTAs make it worse.
1-Feb-2016 War on WantGerman MPs will be granted restricted access to documents from secret EU-US trade negotiations. Access to the documents will only be possible under supervision.
1-Feb-2016 AFL-CIOThe U.S. government claims the labor protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are “gold standard,” but we need to look no further than Honduras to see how inadequate and unenforced labor obligations endanger workers’ lives.
28-Jan-2016 CAPThe Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that the Government is making a mockery of Parliament by seeking a blank cheque for the country to be tied to the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
26-Jan-2016 Acción por la BiodiversidadOrganizaciones sociales y colectivos a lo largo de todo Chile se movilizaron en las calles para denunciar y manifestar rechazo ante la eventual firma del Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica.
22-Jan-2016 AITECDes organisations de la société civile française et tunisienne expriment leur plus grand scepticisme face aux "mesures commerciales autonomes d’urgence".
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