Report

Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

27 August 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-073-5

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Members of the committee (PDF 30KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 18KB)

Referral and consideration of the bill
Conduct of inquiry

Chapter 2 - Issues (PDF 104KB)

Australia US-Free Trade Agreement
Government policy
Tobacco plain packaging—investor-state arbitration
Arguments in support the bill
Other issues raised in evidence
Arguments against the bill
Committee View

Labor Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 28KB)

Community concern
Incidence and rationale for ISDS provisions
2011 trade policy statement
International developments
Executive responsibility
Conclusion

Dissenting Report by the Australian Greens (PDF 47KB)

Introduction
Approach by the Government to ISDS
Consultation and transparency
Risk of ISDS clauses
Lack of economic benefits
Bill drafting
Conclusion

Appendix 1 (PDF 22KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 11KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 11KB)

Additional information and tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
fadt.sen@aph.gov.au