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Media Release // Statement on the leak of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Environment Chapter

Only days ago Trade Minister Andrew Robb said it was ‘nonsense’ that Australians were being kept in the dark on the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Despite all his government’s efforts to the contrary, today Australians are less in the dark with the WikiLeaks release of the environment chapter of the agreement.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Just as the Jakarta Post has become the only source for news about the Abbott government's asylum seeker policy, WikiLeaks is now our only source for information about Abbott’s trade policy.

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Abbott Government blocks trade deal transparency showing contempt for Senate and Australian people

Today Australian Greens spokesperson on trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, was fiercely critical of the Abbott Government's refusal to abide by the will of the Senate and publicly release the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) text.

"Last week the Greens were successful in moving a motion through the Senate which ordered the production and public release of the secret TPPA trade deal," said Senator Peter Whish-Wilson.

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Greens win greater transparency on secret trade deal

Today in the Senate the Australian Greens have successfully moved a motion that will bring greater transparency on the biggest free trade deal in this country's history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) currently being negotiated in secret with the United States and 10 other nations.

"Today's result is an important step forward in compelling Tony Abbott to end the secrecy and hidden agendas that have defined his Government to date," said Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens spokesperson for trade.

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