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This ARC Discovery Project (2013-2015) will develop a systems-based conceptual framework for assessing the wider societal impacts of free trade agreements, with a focus on food and nutrition, and will provide the first empirical evidence that quantifies the potential diet-related health effects of an FTA. It will provide policymakers and other key stakeholders with guidance on ways to strengthen cross-sectoral capacity to develop trade policy that integrates economic, social and health goals. The focus is on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement currently under-negotiation.

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Sharon Friel and Kyla Tienhaara on the leaked TPP investment chapter

10 April 2015

The latest part of the TPP to be leaked is its investment chapter. And like almost everything we know about the secretive negotiations for the agreement, it provides plenty of cause for concern.

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Trade, investment and intellectual property

This cluster looks at the impacts of the trade, investment and intellectual property regimes on the regulatory sovereignty and capacity of states and the consequences that flow from those impacts.

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Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food systems, nutrition and climate change
  • Regulation and governance of health care systems

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