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Physicians and public health experts issue last-ditch warnings against #TPP: “lives are at stake”

Physicians and public health experts issue last-ditch warnings against #TPP: “lives are at stake”

So here’s a question, or two. For months, we’ve been hearing many different experts and health organisations warning about the risks to health from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which Trade Minister Andrew Robb hopes might be finalised during talks in Hawaii this week. Q: Have any health ministers, in any jurisdiction, taken steps […]

Trading away health? The story of a health impact assessment that made a splash

Trading away health? The story of a health impact assessment that made a splash

A health impact assessment of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement recently made headlines and won some political attention for the wide-ranging public health concerns raised. What were the factors that contributed to this splash? *** Fiona Haigh and Katie Hirono write: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a large regional trade agreement currently in the […]

What are the critical health issues for G20 leaders?

What are the critical health issues for G20 leaders?

Global meetings like the G20 Leaders Summit are not generally reported through a health lens, although the decisions undertaken at the conference can have profound ramifications for health, at a local and global level. For example, yesterday’s landmark agreement  between the US and China ,which included the announcement of further emission reduction goals, lends some hope […]

TPP: Global concerns and action at home

TPP: Global concerns and action at home

The Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations continue. While it is unclear what the final document will say, leaked drafts of the document have many groups concerned.  Last December we reported on Deb Gleeson’s fight to put health issues on the agenda and the concerns being voiced regarding the TPP impact in Australia. Internationally voices continue to […]

TPP update: Talks stall as concern grows

TPP update: Talks stall as concern grows

Last week Dr Deb Gleeson updated us on her plans to attend the final meeting of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in order to continue raising concerns about the impact of the agreement on health in Australia and other nations.  Yesterday she tweeted the following: “URGENT NEWS FROM SINGAPORE: Australia has caved in to US […]