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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - rally & write demanding a fair deal or no deal, time is running out!

28 November 2013 By AFTINET and ASU

Trade Ministers from the 12 countries will meet in Singapore on December 7-9 to make decisions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). If you're in Sydney, rally tomorrow to show your support for a deal protecting Australia's public interest and write to our Trade Minister expressing your concerns.

The US is still exerting pressure for stronger patent laws which would result in higher medicine prices, and for investor-state dispute settlement clauses, which allow foreign corporations to sue governments over health and environment laws which are seen to 'harm' their interest.

This would affect our ability to regulate in the public interest, and undermine our democracy and sovereignty.

We need to act now to ensure that these proposals are rejected.

Please send this new, updated email to Trade Minister Andrew Robb asking him to reject proposals in the TPP which would increase medicine prices, and allow foreign investors to sue our governments:

>> Send the TPP urgent email to the Trade Minister

>> Rally in Sydney - 12-2pm Friday 29 November 2013, Martin Place (Cnr Castlereagh St)

Contact Details
Name: Greg McLean, ASU Assistant National Secretary
Telephone: 0419 796 801