Choice: Trans-Pacific Partnership secretly trading away rights

Real News Australia

The federal government should encourage open and honest debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Author: Zoya Sheftalovich

Are you concerned about increasing cost of medicines? Would you worry if Australians could be jailed for illegally downloading an episode of Game of Thrones? Do you want to know if your muesli bar contains palm oil?

Then you really should care about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement being negotiated in secret between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. In this report you will find information on:

  • The secrecy surrounding the TPP and details of how the media is being locked out of briefings
  • How the Australian government could become more vulnerable to lawsuits from multinational corporations
  • Why food labelling in Australia is in danger
  • How draconian copyright provisions could significantly curb our freedom online
  • How new patent provisions could make…

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