[LINK] Brandis loves companies, hates people

Frank O'Connor francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com
Fri Feb 14 18:02:59 AEDT 2014

No Janet ... the US Corporations get it all. Limited liability, and the rights and privileges of people (or a limited subset thereof having regard to the ethereal nature of a corporation).

And you know what the really good thing is?

The good thing is that if Andrew Robb and his laughingly named 'negotiators' sign off on the TPP, not only will said corporations be entitled to litigate if Australian government policy and/or legislation messes with their business interests, but in all likelihood the corporations will be able to avail themselves of those rights and privileges as parties to the action that they bring (no doubt in a US or other friendly jurisdiction court) and there won't be a thing our stalwart Australian government representatives will be able to do about it.

God I love living in this country ...                    :)

Just my 2 cents worth ...
On 14 Feb 2014, at 5:47 pm, Janet Hawtin <janet at hawtin.net.au> wrote:

> On 14 February 2014 17:05, Frank O'Connor <francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com> wrote:
> And as for corporations being persons rather than entities ... the US Supreme Court has a lot to answer for with respect to that. It was a recent decision ... last year from memory. But our Australian politicians (no matter what their political leanings) have been in the pockets of big corporations since the late 60's and probably before that.
> It's one of the reasons we love them so much.             :)
> If corporations are people do all people get limited liability or do all companies forfeit pty ltd to become people? 

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