Malcolm Turnbull should stop begging the United States to pass the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership and instead act in the national intrust by opposing the deal, the Australian Greens have said.
"This deal will drive the cost of cancer drugs through the roof and make Australian taxpayers vulnerable to being sued by foreign companies," the Greens' Finance and Trade spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"Malcolm Turnbull should stop begging like a dog at the dinner table of the United States and instead stand up for regular Australians by opposing the TPP.
"This dirty deal actually has very little to do with trade. It is a corporate takeover of our democracy designed to set rules and regulations between member countries that suit the rich and powerful.
"Malcolm Turnbull's bizarre appeal to the US just goes to show that he is only thinking about his friends in the big end of town and forgetting regular Australians that need a leg up.
"The Greens have moved to scrutinise the TPP with a full Senate Inquiry. We also need to have an independent, transparent cost benefit analysis of deals like the TPP as well as a complete rethink on the secretive and archaic Australian treaty making process."
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