Today we look at yet another case of corporate interest versus the protection of public health and the environment. Australian mining company Oceana Gold are suing one of the poorest countries in the world, El Salvador for $300 million after an application to operate a gold mine at the head of the countries' biggest river was rejected in order to protect the countries scarce drinking water. As one of the longest running ISDS cases, after almost seven years the World Bank has still not released a verdict. To give us more detail on the case and tell us about how Australia could face similar cases if the recently signed TPP agreement gets passed by parliament this year is Kevin Bracken from the Maritime Union of Australia. We will also hear and interview with Santos Aguilera at a protest at Oceana Gold offices on Friday 26th February and some excerpts of the speeches made.
Gem Romuld, Teishan Ahearne & Kerri-Lee Harding