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Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Page: 2430


Senator GRIFF (South Australia) (15:40): At the request of Senator Patrick, I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 18 September 2018:

   The proposed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, with particular reference to:

(a) Australia's economy and trade;

(b) Australia's domestic labour market testing obligations and laws regarding wages, conditions and entitlements of Australian workers and temporary work visa holders;

(c) Australian investment;

(d) the effect of Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions;

(e) Australia's health, environmental, social and cultural policies, including regulation of essential services;

(f) rights for consumers; and

(g) any other related matters.