The text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership has just been released with some glaring shortcomings.
I believe two issues in particular stand out as great failures.
THe TPP still includes provisions for foreign companies to sue our governments over laws that affect their profits.
The environmental chapter includes woefully inadequate safeguards. Climate change is arguably the greatest threat to our children’s world; so it beggars belief that climate change does not rate a mention in the 6000 pages of text of the TPP.
Is it any wonder that people question whether our governments are really trying to protect the best interests of our children?
All the best in the future you choose.
Harry Johnson, Iluka