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No better time than now for Robb to walk away from secret TPP deal

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on the failure of Trade Minister Andrew Robb to reach an agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Senator Whish-Wilson said, "After 5 years of secret negotiations, today's failure by Andrew Robb to secure a final agreement on the TPP should be a clear signal that the deal is not in our national interest and Australia should walk away immediately.

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NZ Prime Minister says TPP will cost governments more in medicine price rises

The New Zealand Prime Minister has admitted that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will result in longer patent lengths meaning that medicines will be more expensive for longer, meanwhile the Australian government continues to deny that this is the case.

Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, is calling on the Australian Government to be up front with the public and be honest about the fact that the TPP is going to increase the cost of medicines to the Australian tax-payer.

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Labor’s trade stance is appeasement, not opposition to the TPP and ChAFTA

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on Labor’s recent statements on Australia’s trade agreements.

Senator Whish-Wilson said “Labor’s statement today that they would try and unwind Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions from existing trade agreements is an abrogation of responsibility that it was Labor’s votes

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TPP is coming to Australia. Will the Labor leadership help stop this dud deal?

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that now the major hurdles in the US Congress have been cleared the trans-national negotiations will quickly come to their final conclusion. With Bill Shorten yesterday telling Labor caucus that he wouldn’t block the anti-worker China FTA, the question remains will the Labor leadership help block the anti-democratic Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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