WikiLeaks' free trade documents reveal 'drastic' Australian concessions

21st October 2014

Secret negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership have been apparently revealed, and experts are concerned about what they show

WikiLeaks’ free trade documents reveal ‘drastic’ Australian concessions | Australia news | theguardian.com

Secret negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement have apparently been breached by another leak of material which shows Australian consumers could pay more for cancer medicines and face criminal penalties for non-commercial copyright breaches.

The publication on WikiLeaks of the intellectual property (IP) chapter comes on the eve of the latest round of negotiations in Australia between the 12 member countries, Australia, the US, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Peru, Chile, Brunei and New Zealand.

The agreement has the capacity to affect Australian domestic law in many areas, but the secrecy of negotiations means citizens of member countries do not have full access to the Australian government’s preferred outcomes.

Read more at source article www.the guardian.com


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