Warren Truss.
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Letters: Let Warren Truss know your thoughts on TPP

Letters: WHILE the LNP's proposed changes to the state's planning act will stop people from having any say against developments in their shire, a much bigger shadow is looming over the whole of Australia, again promoted and supported by the LNP.

It is the Trans Pacific Partnership, which our Federal Government is about to sign.

It contains an Investor State Dispute Clause which means that if a corporation wants to do a development of any kind anywhere in the nation and the government (possibly due to local people protesting it) doesn't allow the project, the corporation can sue our government.

The case will go before a tribunal of corporate lawyers, whose 'other' job is to work for corporations.

These corporate-appointed lawyers sit above our government and judicial system, rendering both helpless. Canada, a country that is now being trashed by CSG and shale oil projects, made the mistake of signing a free trade agreement with an ISDS clause - NAFTA - and since then has become the most sued nation on earth.

Another signatory, Mexico is close behind.

Both have lost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.

The Greens, who have been against the TPP from the beginning, can stop the TPP in the Senate if Labor sides with them. Our local member Warren Truss, who successfully stopped a disastrous wheat industry deal, also has the power to rally the Nationals to put an end to this anti-democratic treaty.

Please contact him and let him know that you object to handing over our sovereignty to transnational corporations.

Warren Truss - Federal Member for Wide Bay
Office: 319 Kent Street
Maryborough Qld 4650

Postal: P.O. Box 283
Maryborough Qld 4650

Tel: (07) 4121 2936
or: 1300 301 968

Fax: (07) 4122 3968

Joy Ringrose,

Pomona.

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