TPP-11: divisions within Labor continue over support for trade pact

Victoria’s industrial left says it ‘will never stop fighting the trans-Pacific partnership agreement and its attacks on working people’

Labor’s internal woes on the Trans-Pacific partnership trade pact TPP-11 are persisting, with the industrial left faction in Victoria attempting to trigger a grass roots ballot to stop the federal party supporting the deal.

The Victorian sortie, which comes before a meeting of the national left caucus in just over a week to sort through the faction’s agenda for the December ALP conference, follows the leaking of caucus minutes detailing the internal debate over the trade deal.

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