The purpose of the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Act 2014 is to protect Australian laws by banning Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions. The Bill has been referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation committee for inquiry.
If you have concerns with ISDS and support protecting Australian laws by banning ISDS, it's vital that you let the Australian parliament know by making a submission to this inquiry. The number and quality of submissions is important and will make a difference.
Questions to guide your submission
Use the following questions as a guide so your submission has maximum impact:
- Do you support this bill to protect Australian laws by banning Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions?
- Why do you support this Bill and protecting Australian laws by banning ISDS?
- List some specific examples of the impact or possible impact of ISDS.
You can make a submission via email, post, fax or by uploading onto the inquiry webpage
Address your submission to:
The Committee Secretariat
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate
Post to: PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
Email to: email@example.com
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
For more information phone: Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Senator Whish-Wilson second reading speech (this outlines the rationale for the Bill and makes the case against ISDS)