On 11 March 2016, OSIA lodged a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
OSIA recommended that:
- Parliament should not ratify TPP.
- Australia should show strong leadership in the Pacific region by opening fresh and completely transparent negotiations---with any and all former TPP Parites who may be interestedin doing so---for a true free trade agreement (one whose sole purpose is to eliminate tariffs and quotas across the board).
- A policy should be established prohibiting Australian participation in any treaty negotiated in secret (other than military treaties in time of war).
The full text of the submission can be downloaded below.
Friday, 11 March, 2016