DFAT Quietly Shutdowns TPP Public Meeting
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade returns to secrecy over the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.
By Carol-Ann Edwards
Contributing writer for Real News Australia.
Four days ago DFAT announced a public information session much to the amazement of those who are closely following the TPP. However, as of Wednesday October 30, DFAT has quietly withdrawn its announcement for a TPP public information session. The session will go ahead but without the public, including journalists and lawyers seeking information on our behalf.
“Pirate Party Australia has received confirmation that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has rescinded confirmations of attendance for journalists to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement briefing to be held in Sydney at 4pm on 30 October, stating that the meeting is “off-the-record”, and that journalists are not welcome.”
The Secrecy Continues
For more than 6 years the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have been held in secret…
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