The Trans-Pacific Partnership currently being negotiated by the Abbott government will do dramatic, irreparable and immeasurable damage to Australia, to our way of life, and to our infrastructure if it is finalised.
We will be beholden to US multinationals who will soon be creaming away profits and turning us into a Third World nation. The ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement) clause will see laws made by the Australian Parliament by-passed by multinational corporations! The Abbott Government should be suspending negotiation concerning the TPP until we all have a chance to look at the detail. If it is OK for multinationals to have access to the terms of the agreement, then it is should be good enough for me and fellow Australian to also have access.
Jane Timbrell, CLA member, Reid ACT 6 Feb 2015