What wouldn't the Liberals sign?
It is interesting to speculate what things that those wonderful Americans could propose that the Liberals would not sign. We have already signed up to the Mickey Mouse act (70 year copyright) in the last FTA. So let's have a go:
* Elimination of any government support for local IT industry.
* Any copyright infringement a criminal offense with automatic deportation on demand.
* Extension of pharma patent rights. (The libs would like to see the death of the pharmaceutical benefit scheme in any case.)
* Taking any action that would harm a foreign company.
* Other ideas people?
But don't worry, there will be something in it for us. Like maybe a vague commitment possibly consider maybe importing a bit more beef under the same terms as we have now.
In these FTAs you have hardened lobbyists against bureaucratic public servants, with no public oversight. There is only one way this can go.