MPs face Catch 22 over Transpacific Partnership Agreement

The Wire sought comment from a number of parliamentarians who attended the briefing including Coalition backbenchers Bruce Scott and George Christensen, who were unavailable.

Australian Members of Parliament will have to chose between their right to access information that will impact citizens and their right to talk about it. In a briefing, as the Transpacific Partnership Agreement negations draw to a close, MPs were given the opportunity to view the top-secret text provided they sign a confidentiality agreement that will remain in force for four years after the TPP comes into place.

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