The government’s trying to quietly resurrect the corporate-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership back from the dead -- but with your voice we can stop this.
The TPP’s a trade deal that critics have called one of the biggest corporate power grabs of a generation. If passed it could push up the price of potentially life-saving medicines and weaken workers' rights and environmental protections.
It’s truly the stuff of nightmares: it even allows companies to sue our democratically elected governments for laws that protect people like you and me, but harm corporate profits.
We’ve stopped it before and we can do it again. Last year, the TPP was as good as dead because all around the world people like you stood up to it, helping build a global, one-of-a-kind movement against corporate power. The withdrawal of the US threw the whole deal off track.
But now leaders are trying to revive it. They want to complete talks by this November. Now’s the time to resist.
Will you add your voice to stop the corporate-backed TPP?
The TPP is a trade deal between 11 Pacific Rim countries that shifts the power balance in favour of corporations, putting profits far above people.
The US’ rejection of the deal changed the game. Countries involved, including Australia, now have to re-negotiate the text of the TPP. News reports tell us that they’ve already hit roadblocks.
Now’s the time to raise your voice. Because if enough of us do, we could show the government that this deal’s not worth it.
The TPP’s not in our public interest. The previous version made access to healthcare more expensive. It extended Big Pharma’s patents for longer so they could make more money, and made access to generic medicines so much harder.
Experts told us that the TPP’s environmental and workers’ rights protections were weak, and it watered down our Internet freedoms.
It’s likely that the new TPP will contain some of these provisions. It almost certainly will give companies the right to sue our government for laws that harm their profits -- through a system called Investor State Dispute Settlement. These cases are heard in secret, global super courts where normal rules of due process don’t necessarily apply.
The TPP is dangerous. Tell our government to reject it once and for all!
Over the past couple of years, hundreds of thousands of Australian SumOfUs members like you have stood strong with our partners here and all across the world in countries like New Zealand, the U.S., and Canada against the TPP.
We signed petitions, sent messages to our politicians, made submissions to enquiries, turned out to events, and chipped in to fund ads in national newspapers. We derailed the TPP once -- because it’s harmful and puts people in danger for the sake of corporate profit -- and we’ll do it again.
We can’t let the government bring it back from the dead.
Will you join us? Add your voice to say no to the TPP now.