'Media reports today imply that Australia has given ground on allowing US companies to legally challenge investment rules, higher prices for generic medicines and Australian content in emerging media like digital television,' said Dr Ranald.
Press Release from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
'This agreement is consistent with the Bush Administration's approach to agriculture trade - set rules that are highly favorable to transnational corporations at the expense of farmers,' said Dr. Steve Suppan
20,000 people gathered in front of the National Assembly in Yeoido, and protested from morning till late night. People had started to gather from 11am and started with a demonstration against the government
'The US government summary version of the US Free Trade Agreement contains some nasty surprises on the price of medicines, Australian content in new media and the Foreign Investment Review Board,' - Dr Patricia Ranald
Staff ReporterNational Assembly Speaker Park Kwan-yong on Tuesday agreed with party leaders to seek quick approval for several long-delayed bills, including those on the South Korea-Chile free trade agreement (FTA) and the dispatch of troops to Iraq.