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Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Senator Whish-Wilson)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to protect Australian laws by banning investor-state dispute settlement provisions, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Investor-state dispute settlement provisions........................................ 2

 



A Bill for an Act to protect Australian laws by banning investor-state dispute settlement provisions, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent .

3   Investor-state dispute settlement provisions

                   The Commonwealth must not, on or after the commencement of this Act, enter into an agreement (however described) with one or more foreign countries that includes an investor-state dispute settlement provision.