Thursday, October 07, 2004

Say no to the FTA

Courtesy of Counter Spin
comes this link to No to the US-Australia FTA! The agreement which many argue will make Australia 'an appendage of the United States':

The Australian Government has concluded a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the USA that undermines fundamental social, cultural, environmental and democratic protections which we all enjoy. It gives US corporations new rights to challenge our laws, and unprecedented influence on everything from how much we pay for medicines to our quarantine regulations. It has been negotiated with almost no democratic input, and will be almost irreversible once in effect.

The site details the many negative effects this agreement will have for Australia.

Say goodbye to reasonably priced medicines, Australian content on TV, quarantine protections, the farming industry, environmental protections, manufacturing jobs and Australian run public services or visit the website and find out how to fight back.

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