Australian People

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Be Australia's Demise

April 21, 2015

Extremism comes from the disenfranchised in our society.  Many new Australians may experience being marginalised in the media or workplace. In many cases new Australians are seeking acceptance and a sense of belonging.  Acceptance, engagement and inclusion - which encompasses job inclusion may be a way we can end the extremism amongst us.  Without inclusion national and transnational unions can fragment - the European Union (EU) has faced similar struggles.

For any association like the EU to succeed, every nation that joins should perhaps be on the same playing field in regards to particular industry wages, work conditions, national living standards and cost of living.  The EU at the moment is not providing a standard for the various citizens of each of its member states and this is why other nations like Britain, France and Germany seems to have to prop up other member states.  The fundamental flaw in the creation of the EU is that it was founded on a uniform monetary system and not socio-economic benchmarks.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to extend an EU type globalisation model for the Oceania region.  However, it is based on a political agenda that the Australian LibLab duopoly are secretly planning to associate Australia to. The TPP may allow multinationals to import foreign labour at cheaper rates to the decades old EBAs and Awards hard fought for and won in Australian Industrial Commissions and Courts for workers' wages and conditions.   The importing of foreign labour as part of the TPP will drive down wages and conditions for the Australian people and the Australian people will be forced to compete for lower wage earning jobs.  The TPP may also create international conflicts where foreign businesses operating in Australia can sue the Australian government.

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