Community debates the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Trade Minister Robb’s electorate

On Wednesday 20 August 2014 a public meeting about the looming Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal has attracted heated discussion and debate from concerned residents in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne in Trade Minister Andrew Robb’s electorate of Goldstein.

At the meeting three experts; Dr David Legge from La Trobe University, Tom Warne-Smith from the Environmental Justice Victoria and former advisor to the ACT government and Angela Daly from Swinburne University explored the potential impacts of the TPP including upon the cost of medicines, the ability of foreign investors to sue the government and internet privacy.

Dr Legge said that, “The risks of the TPP from a public health point of view, include price increases for medicines and new limits on public health regulation, including tobacco control, food labelling and the marketing of junk food to children. These risks loom particularly large for developing countries joining this agreement. It appears that the main beneficiaries of this agreement will be large foreign owned transnational corporations.”

Mr Warne-Smith stated, “The TPP will lock in a system that prioritises the polluters and entrenches foreign profits over the right of Australians to a healthy environment and the benefits of our unique ecosystems. Already industry has the ear of government at the expense of the community. Adopting the measures in the TPP will entrench this imbalance, making it even harder for communities to protect their local environments.”

Much of the concern was around a provision in the TPP known as Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), which allows foreign investors to sue the government when laws or regulations are created which harm profits. “An important fea-ture of our democratic system is that the Parliament of the day determines what is in the public interest and how best to protect the collective interest of Australia and Australians. Giving foreign corporations the right to take legal action against Australia for decades to come simply because our politicians make a decision in the best interest of the people who voted for them is fundamentally offensive to most people’s basic expectations about how government should work,” commented Mr. Warne-Smith.

Michael Johnstone, one of the organisers of the meeting said, “We are thrilled with the turn out and level of community interest on the night, we hope the government takes notice of the growing community outrage regarding this secret trade deal and releases the text to allow for proper public analysis before it is signed. We are disappointed that Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, was not here to answer his constituent’s questions.”

The meeting was organised by members of TPP Australia; members of the Australian community worried about the implications of the proposed trade agreement.

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7 Comments on “Community debates the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Trade Minister Robb’s electorate”

  1. Wayne Styles
    August 22, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    We the people of Australia, do NOT want this.

  2. GodAlone
    August 22, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    “the main beneficiaries of this agreement will be large foreign owned transnational corporations”

    Well of course, that is who created the secret, totally censored contents of the TPP (apart from a few snippets leaked by wikileaks) – a handful of international money/power financiers that totally control almost every nation’s central banks and thus governments, and those they don’t they simply go to war with (read FREE online short book by Major General Smedley-Butler titled “WAR IS A RACKET”. There is also a classic “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” that can be bought via

    Their frontmen, their lobbyists (aka ‘enforcers’) and a few politicians at the top of each government are the only ones to whom the TPP content is not totally secret. The lobbyists are rewarded handsomely by their corporate masters for pushing their secret agendas. This is not a conspiracy theory. This is simply, a conspiracy. Do not be fooled.

    This group of power hungry fascists are never satisfied – they always want ‘more’, and now they want nothing less than global power over all nations. Hence their UN AGENDA 21 enactment via one of their many power fronts, the United Nations, their intention of a global grid via their ‘smart’ meter rollouts around the world – their micro management tactics to micro manage every (microchipped) individual on the planet once they have completed their depopulation programs in this their so-called POST-INDUSTRIAL era.

    The TPP will ensure national sovereignty is finished and all the world’s natural resources as well as humanity will be under their despotic control. Unless and until we, the people get away from the mind-control TV with its spellbinding footy, soapies, fake news broadcasts etc, we are on the path to a living hell. Its in our hands. We do not have to go along with this grand plan of global totalitarianism.

    For information on what is really going on I highly recommend australians go online and listen to Leon’s commentaries and excellent, thought-provoking interviews at FAIR DINKUM RADIO – . The more Australians that wake up to the global plan of the handful of financiers, the more we will have the opportunity to resist and stop this insidious agenda.

    For those in doubt read Dr John Coleman’s “THE COMMITTEE OF 300” available at and listen on youtube to an interview by ALEX JONES with successful film producer AARON RUSSO. Russo was befriended by Nicholas Rockefeller who spilt the beans on the financiers’ plans and invited him to join them. Being of decent character Russo declined the offer to join the CFR and was appalled, stating that every individual had the right to be free to be the best they can be, choosing to expose the agenda to the people instead (RIP).

  3. GodAlone
    August 22, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Re my above comments, apologies for the incorrect Dr John Coleman’s “The COMMITTEE OF 300” book link. Here is the exact link to Dr Coleman’s website:

    Here also is the youtube link of a 3 minute shortened version of the Alex Jones/Aaron Russo interview:

    (title is Goal of New World Order – RFID Chip for Everyone – Aaron Russo / Alex Jones)

    Here FREE download of short book “WAR IS A RACKET” by Major General Smedley Butler:

    Here is the link to John Perkin’s book “CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN”:

    (also sold as an ebook and audio).

    Here is FAIR DINKUM RADIO link:

  4. GodAlone
    August 22, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Obama actually saying that democracy is OUT and New World Order is IN ie admitting that a group of powerful people are in control:

    • GodAlone
      August 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

      More research has shown me that this Obama video has in fact used spliced sentences ie it is a fake. Pse be aware and disregard.

  5. Richard
    August 22, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Love your work, God alone.

  6. August 26, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    Reblogged this on conspiracyoz.

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