[LINK] "Free Trade" Agreement (was: SCO's Congressional Lette
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Sun Jan 25 08:23:15 EST 2004
>A quick reference to something I mentioned yesterday on Link, regarding
>how we the people cannot sue the government. (Americans can and do).
Why can't we?
This discussion, from the law reform commission, seems to say that it can be
done, but that the constitutional right to do so is very poorly expressed.
The old UK rule about suing the government - the crown cannot be a defendant
("the King can do no wrong") - wasn't inherited by Australia.
From: Rick Welykochy
To: Craig Sanders
Sent: 24/01/04 20:47
Subject: Re: [LINK] "Free Trade" Agreement (was: SCO's Congressional Letter)
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Let's examine <http://www.nofta.org/impacts/index.html>, specifically
> the Canadian instance:
> "The US wants special rights in the FTA for corporations to sue the
> Australian government for compensation if environmental or health
> laws reduce their profits. "
A quick reference to something I mentioned yesterday on Link, regarding
how we the people cannot sue the government. (Americans can and do).
If the FTA will allow American corporations to sue the Aussie gummint,
it would be unjust not to allow Aussie corporations and citizens to do
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