In order to protect Australian jobs, safety standards and national sovereignty, we call on Mr Shorten and the Australian Labor Party to urgently commit to:
1) Requiring Labour Market Testing for all classes of overseas workers in all trade agreements and skilled migration visa classes;
2) Requiring Mandatory Skills Assessment for all licenced trades and occupations regardless of country of origin;
3) Removing Investment Facilitation Arrangements (IFAs); and
4) No Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Provisions in any future trade agreements.
Why is this important?
The deal that was done on ChAFTA is inadequate. This agreement is a threat to Australian jobs, safety and sovereignty.
Without giving effect to these commitments, CHAFTA and any future agreement will seriously undermine Australia’s national interest.
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