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TAKE ACTION NOW & MAKE A SUBMISSION

Estimates & Committees
Peter Whish-Wilson 14 Mar 2014

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:

  1. Do you support this bill to protect Australian laws by banning Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions?
  2. Why do you support this Bill and protecting Australian laws by banning ISDS?
  3. 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: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818

Inquiry Webpage

For more information phone: Phone: +61 2 6277 3535

Helpful links and resources

Senator Whish-Wilson second reading speech (this outlines the rationale for the Bill and makes the case against ISDS)

The impact of ISDS on democracy, environment, climate, health, agriculture, quarantine, local procurement and more

Recent articles and ISDS cases

 

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