Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) is a free trade agreement currently being negotiated by twelve nations; the US, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.

The main problems are two-fold:

(1) IP chapter:
Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of speech, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples’ abilities to innovate.

(2) Lack of transparency:
The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.

Queensland Parliament House

George St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  1. Friends,

    Tony Abbott’s trade minister, Andrew Robb is about to jet off to Singapore to negotiate away our democratic rights to make our own laws. He’s meeting with 12 other countries to negotiate the world’s biggest corporate power grab — the Trans Pacific Partnership.

    They will be negotiating on everything from restricting internet freedoms to weakening environmental protections. Unfortunately, even that’s not the worst of it. One of the key bits of the TPP is a system of secret courts that will allow the world’s biggest companies to overturn our democratically decided laws.

    Tell Tony Abbott and the Coalition to stand up for Australian democracy and reject the TPP corporate wishlist.

    http://action.sumofus.org/a/australia-tpp/?sub=mtl

    Thank you.

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