committee recommends that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade conduct
an evaluation of the consultation mechanisms used by the department.
committee recommends that the Australian Government: provide public updates on
each round of trade negotiations; release draft texts during negotiations where
feasible and with appropriate safeguards; and table the text of proposed
agreements in Parliament before they are
committee recommends the creation by legislation of an Accredited Trade
Advisors program where industry, union and civil society groups would provide
real time feedback on draft trade agreements during negotiations.
committee recommends that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade review
the stakeholder consultation mechanisms used internationally and assess their
appropriateness for an Australian context and provide recommendations to
committee recommends that before new free trade agreements are signed, the
Australian Government commission the Productivity Commission to undertake
independent economic modelling and that this modelling be released publicly.
committee recommends that the Australian Government make a reference to the
Productivity Commission to conduct a review of Australia's bilateral and
regional trade agreements.
committee recommends the Australian Government remove ISDS provisions from
existing free trade agreements and legislate so that a future Australian
government cannot sign an agreement with such provisions.
committee recommends that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade include
the provision of further information on labour market testing in its outreach
strategy and seminars.
committee recommends that the Australian Government reinstates labour market
testing for contractual service suppliers where it has been waived and
legislate so that a future Australian Government cannot waive labour market
testing for contractual service suppliers in new agreements.
committee recommends that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade develop
and publish an outreach strategy which includes a schedule of information
sessions in a wide variety of locations and considers the most appropriate
mechanism for publishing key outcomes from the information sessions on the
committee recommends that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and
Austrade consider options, including possible partnerships with the private
sector, for providing additional information about the TPP-11
committee recommends that the Department of Foreign Affairs provide regular
public updates about matters discussed at the TPP-11 Commission.
committee recommends that the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties consider a
resolution to enable participating membership for inquiries and, if agreed, put
the necessary changes to both chambers.
committee recommends the Australian Government provide the Government's
Statement of Objectives for Negotiation to the Joint Standing Committee on
Treaties for consideration and feedback; and to provide the Joint Standing
Committee on Treaties with a briefing at the end of each round of negotiations.
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