[LINK] Aust- US Free Trade Agreement concluded

Colin Goldrick Colin.Goldrick at gfm.com.au
Wed Feb 11 10:15:43 EST 2004


>From the Summary on the DFAT website...
"There is no investor-state dispute settlement provision in the
Agreement."
Sam thing in 100 words in the fact sheet on the US Trade website.

Colin Goldrick 


-----Original Message-----
From: Chirgwin, Richard [mailto:Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au] 
Sent: Wednesday, 11 February 2004 7:55 AM
To: 'Link list '
Subject: RE: [LINK] Aust- US Free Trade Agreement concluded

We'll have to wait for better info, I guess, but the SMH yesterday said
the
"companies suing governments" provisions had been dropped...

RC

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Whitaker
To: Rick Welykochy
Cc: Link list
Sent: 10/02/04 18:04
Subject: Re: [LINK] Aust- US Free Trade Agreement concluded

At 09:59 PM 9/02/04 +1100, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>The AM show on Radio National this morning described how corporations
can
>sue either government for loss of revenue due to policy as implemented
>by that government. It appears that a NAFTA-style FTA has hit
Australia.

I kept my ears open for this problem on the other reports and never
heard 
it mentioned.  That message needs to get out to the general public.  I 
wondered if the focus on Agriculture in Parliament QT today was just the

first round.  It may be worthwhile to get this one on the table with the

Opposition.  The public would hate hearing that the Howard govt wants to

make the country hostage to multinational business Profits.

Jan


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