Australian Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and its potential changes to intellectual property laws.
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The Productivity Commission will conduct an inquiry into the impact of Australia's intellectual property regime. The inquiry follows a recommendation included in the Harper Review of competition policy that the commission examine the country's IP arrangements.
The Greens has called on the new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to halt negotiations of the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA).