Australia is currently involved in negotiations for a large new free trade agreement, called the ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’ (RCEP). RCEP is a deal between Australia and 15 other nations, who together account for more than half of the global population.
This deal is a major risk for women’s rights and equality in low income countries that are part of it, as well as in Australia.
The RCEP negotiations are secret, but we know from leaks that it could undermine women’s access to decent work and public services, and increase their unpaid labour. It also includes a clause that gives corporations the power to sue governments.
The next round of RCEP negotiations will take place at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 28 June – 3 July.
Join the public rally calling for more transparency in RCEP negotiations and for the removal of damaging provisions!
- When: Tuesday 2 July, 12:30pm-1:30pm
- Where: We will meet at the Polly Woodside ship near the Melbourne Convention Centre.
- For more information email [email protected], and stay in the loop by clicking ‘going’ on the Facebook event!