News on TPP & A2M in Australia

November 20, 2013-The Drum: Negotiating our health at TPP talks (links to abc.net.au)

November 19, 2013-
The Business Insider: Australia's Plain Tobacco Packaging Laws Are A Sticking Point for a New US Trade Deal (links to businessinsider.com.au)

November 18, 2013
: The Age: Free trade not a licence to rip off Australia (links to theage.com)

November 18, 2013-
The Land: Robb will resist trade traps

November 14, 2013-
The Sydney Morning Herald: Call for government to come clean over US trade deal

November 14, 2013-
The Conversation: Regional trade pact puts Australia in 'absurd' position, say experts

November 14, 2013-
The Sydney Morning Herald: Medicine prices could rise under Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

November 14, 2013-
The Sydney Morning Herald: Australia backs the US at every turn against its own consumers

November 14, 2013-
The Sydney Morning Herald: Australians may pay the price in Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement

October 11, 2013-
ABC Australia: Trans Pacific Partnership could damage Australia

August 29, 2013-ZDNet: Despite election, Australia continues TPP negotiations

June 20, 2013-The Conversation: A crowning glory: patent law and public health (links to theconversation.com)

April 12, 2013- Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics: The High Price of 'Free Trade': US Trade Agreements and Access to Medicines

April 9, 2013-The Sydney Morning Herald: Generic drugs a key to the curing of budgetary ills (links to smh.com.au)

April 4, 2013- Pharma Times: Pharma trade deals costing Australia "billions" (links to pharmatimes.com)

March 17, 2013- Australia’s bad drug deal

March 12, 2013-News Medical: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement: an interview with Judit Rius, Médecins Sans Frontières (links to news-medical.net)

March 6, 2013-The Australian: Put health ahead of profits in Asia-Pacific trade pact (links to the australian.com.au)

December 10, 2012-Crikey: Health experts excluded while Big Pharma calls the tune (links to blogs.crikey.com.au)

November 30, 2012-Dr Patricia Ranald on Radio Australia discussing the TPP and the next round of negotiations (links to radioaustralia.net)

November 29, 2012-New Zealand Herald: Warning on helping US employ TPP (links to nzherald.co.nz)

November 20, 2012-The Wire: Patricia Ranald of the Australian Council of Trade Unions discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and medicines on The Wire Australian national community radio (links to 2ser.com)

September 27, 2012-Sky News: Trade talks hit troubled waters (links to skynews.com.au)

September 17, 2012-The Canberra Times: Our stance against this trade pact is a positive step forward (links to canberratimes.com.au)

September 7, 2012-The Australian: No "global trade conspiracy": Emerson (links to theaustralian.com)

August 7, 2012-ITNews: Govt rejects copyright limit claims in TPP talks (links to itnews.com.au)

July 2, 2012-Australia, New Zealand and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

March 20, 2012- The Conversation: Australia should defend neighbors in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations (links to theconversation.edu.au)

March 19, 2012-Pharma in Focus: Alphapharm raises trade pact fear (link to pharmainfocus.com)

March 12, 2012-Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) Notes From the Eleventh Round of TPPA negotiations in Melbourne, Australia (links to keionline.org)

March 9, 2012-Inter Press Service News Agency: Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Reveals U.S.'s Unbridled Corporate Agenda

March 6, 2012-Deborah Gleeson of La Trobe University on Australian radio discussing the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and investor-state dispute settlement, tobacco control & access to medicines (links to thewire.org.au)

March 6, 2012-Judit Rius of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on Australian radio discussing the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and access to medicines (links to abc.net.au)

March 5, 2012-Kelly Nichols of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders op-ed in Canberra Times on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and access to medicines (links to canberratimes.com.au)

March 1, 2012-Rob Lake of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations on Australian radio discussing TPP and access to medicines

February 28, 2012-Dr. Patricia Ranald of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network discussing access to medicines and TPP on Australian radio (links to radioaustralia.net.au)

February 25, 2012-The Sydney Morning Herald: "Health groups gasp over tobacco show plans" (link to smh.com.au)

February 21, 2012
-IP-Watch, Special Report: "TPP negotiations to heat up in Melbourne over patents, copyright, medicines" (link to twnside.org.sg)


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Find news, presentations and more from the Melbourne Round of Trans-Pacific FTA negotiations (March 1-9, 2012) here

New! The Australian Digital Alliance Launches website highlighting copyright issues in light of government inquiry into copyright exceptions. Find out more

New! Concerned citizens have created a petition requesting the Australian government to release the text of the TPP agreements before the final changes are made in the upcoming conference in Bali. Find the petition here

Public Citizen's Analyses


Comparative Analysis of the U.S. IP proposal to the Trans-Pacific FTA and Australian Law
, March 2012

Chart comparing pharmaceutical patent and data provisions in leaked U.S. proposals to the TPFTA, TRIPS Agreement and FTAs in negotiating countries, December 2011


Other Analyses

Kimberlee G. Weatherall. 2013. "TPP – Australian Section-by-Section Analysis of the Enforcement Provisions of the August Leaked Draft" The SelectedWorks of Kimberlee G Weatherall
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimweatherall/27

"Challenges to Australia's national health policy from trade and investment agreements", Deborah Gleeson, Kyla Tlenhaara, and Thomas Faunce, Medical Journal of Australia, 196, pages 1-3, February 29, 2011. (link to mja.com.au) 

"Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement: Don't Trade Away Health", AFTINET. (link to aftinet.org.au)

"Strengthening public health engagement in trade policy: PHAA's policy on Trade Agreements and Health", Deborah Gleeson and David Legge, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 36, Issue 1, pages 7-11, February 2012. (link to onlinelibrary.wiley.com

"An Australian Analysis of the February 2011 Leaked US TPPA IP Chapter Text -- copyright and enforcement", Kimberlee Weatherall, University of Queensland, Australia. (link to works.bepress.com)


Letters and Statements

NGOs call on Australian government to prioritize access to medicines over trade interests, February 2012 (link to phaa.net.au)

Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, Intellectual Property and Medicines, October 2013

Petition by People's Health Movement Australia to support the 5-country proposal on patents and medicines in TPPA negotiations to safeguard access to medicines, add your voice here!



Australian National University Public Symposium 

"A new generation of trade policy: maximising benefits for equity, nutrition and human health"

On May 9, 2013, presentations were given on a wide variety of topics, including social, nutrition and health equity issues surrounding 21st century trade agreements, in the particular context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. These included:



Partner Organizations in Australia

 
 
 
  Australian Federation of Aids Organisations




   

International Fair Trade Day TPP Protest, May 11, 2013, Sydney Australia (AFTINET)



The TPP Will Also Affect Copyright Legislation and Internet Rights in Australia: Find out more



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