Tell Labor: shut down the TPP!

21 Sep

Right now, the agents of secretive, massive corporations are circling Canberra. And the Labor Party is caving in to their demands.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations the power to sue the Government for making policy in the public interest, halt the ability to regulate certain industries, and open the floodgates for the exploitation of vulnerable workers.

But it still has to survive two votes in Parliament, and the crossbench is almost totally united against this trade deal – which Senator Whish-Wilson describes as “an assault on democracy.”

Labor says they don’t like parts of the deal, and will review it if elected. But we shouldn’t have to renegotiate a deal that it’s not too late to stop. It’s, at best, totally backwards and, at worst, a dishonest promise to dodge public backlash.

They can and must do the right thing, right now.

If we come together, we can put the Labor Party on notice, and demand they stand up for workers, stand up for the environment, stand up for democracy, and stop this trade deal in its tracks.

Will you write to your Labor representative and tell them to kill off the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

https://Right now, the agents of secretive, massive corporations are circling Canberra. And the Labor Party is caving in to their demands. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations the power to sue the Government for making policy in the public interest, halt the ability to regulate certain industries, and open the floodgates for the exploitation of vulnerable workers. But it still has to survive two votes in Parliament, and the crossbench is almost totally united against this trade deal – which Senator Whish-Wilson describes as “an assault on democracy.” Labor says they don’t like parts of the deal, and will review it if elected. But we shouldn’t have to renegotiate a deal that it’s not too late to stop. It’s, at best, totally backwards and, at worst, a dishonest promise to dodge public backlash. They can and must do the right thing, right now. If we come together, we can put the Labor Party on notice, and demand they stand up for workers, stand up for the environment, stand up for democracy, and stop this trade deal in its tracks. Will you write to your Labor representative and tell them to kill off the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/tpp/1809-tpp-11-senator-contact-ask/tell-labor-shut-down-the-tpp?t=840oyuAAo