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Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Mungo wonders what is Abbott’s plan for Australia! Well, actually it’s Abbott’s puppeteers’ plan, and that plan is to sign the TPP. The TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty, is to be signed this week in Singapore. And after that, Tony won’t need a plan: it’ll all be as dictated to by corporate demands.

The TPP allows corporations to sue councils, states and nations for loss of expected profits, should the democratic bodies wish to regulate corporations in favour of the environment or workers’ conditions. Corporations can then adjust their behaviour to the lowest standard, eg, to workers’ rights in Peru, or to fracking rules like the United States. The TPP is binding for 100 years of unsustainable cruel practices that end in 99 per cent of people being impoverished.

Please check out the TPP on the internet, on WikiLeaks, and see for yourself. Tony’s plan is to be planned by short-sighted, not Australian, privateers.

Dr Liz Elliott, Billinudgel

 


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