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ANZ Wins 2014 Roger Award

Press Release – CAFCA The full 2014 Roger Award Judges Report is online at http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/pdf/roger-award-2014.pdfANZ Wins 2014 Roger Award IAG Second; Food & Grocery Council Wins Accomplice Award The full 2014 Roger Award Judges’ Report is online at http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/pdf/roger-award-2014.pdf The six finalists for the 2014 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand were, in alphabetical order: ANZ, British American Tobacco NZ, Coca Cola Amatil, IAG/State Insurance, PGG Wrightson, and Rio Tinto. The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: economic dominance – monopoly, profiteering, tax dodging, cultural imperialism; people – unemployment, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, impact on children, abuse of workers/conditions, health and safety of workers and the public; environment – environmental damage, abuse of animals; and political interference – interference in democratic processes, running an ideological crusade. Winner ANZ, which also won in 2009, has been a regular finalist, most recently in 2013. In 2014 it was selected as a finalist for two major reasons: exploitation of workers, and profiteering. The nominator said: “I take particular exception to this statement by ANZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Hisco: ‘I don’t think employees should see the business they work in as a partnership where profits are shared. Banks don’t...

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CAFCA’S 40TH Anniversary Celebration

Press Release – CAFCA We think 40 continuous years of CAFCA is something well worth celebrating. In fact, modestly blowing our own trumpet, we think its a remarkable achievement. But dont just take our word for it. Listen to what our enemies have to say: … it is a …CAFCA’S 40TH Anniversary Celebration We think 40 continuous years of CAFCA is something well worth celebrating. In fact, modestly blowing our own trumpet, we think it’s a remarkable achievement. But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what our enemies have to say: ”… it is a new experience for me to be writing, as the Director of one still flourishing organisation, to the Secretary of another – which is also noteworthy from our perspective as the only one that called for the liquidation of the NZSIS that has not joined the others dedicated to that cause on (to use the late VI Lenin’s term), ‘the rubbish-heap of history’!”. Who said that? Warren Tucker, then Director of the Security Intelligence Service, in a letter (30/10/08) to me, accompanying the release of the SIS file on CAFCA (one of his underlings later rang us to say that the Director had meant to say Trotsky, not Lenin. You’ve got to get these things right when you’re the country’s top spy). To celebrate our first 40 years, we are holding an...

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2014 Roger Award Finalists Named

Press Release – CAFCA The six finalists for the 2014 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand are:2014 Roger Award Finalists Named The six finalists for the 2014 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand are: • ANZ • • British American Tobacco NZ • • Coca Cola Amatil • • IAG/State Insurance • • PGG Wrightson • • Rio Tinto • The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: economic dominance – monopoly, profiteering, tax dodging, cultural imperialism; people – unemployment, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, impact on children, abuse of workers/conditions, health and safety of workers and the public; environment – environmental damage, abuse of animals; and political interference – interference in democratic processes, running an ideological crusade. There is also an Accomplice Award for an organisation (not an individual) which was the worst Accomplice during the year in aiding and abetting transnational corporations in New Zealand to behave as described in the criteria. The Accomplice’s award is in addition to the Worst Transnational Corporation award and will not necessarily be awarded every year. For the first time ever there is a genuine contest for the Accomplice Award, with four finalists. As always, there...

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Foreign Control Watchdog 129

Press Release – CAFCA Foreign Control Watchdog 129 April 2012 National’s Big Idea: Let’s Burn Down The House & Hope We Can Get The Insurance by Murray Horton Overseas Ownership Of Land: Far Greater Than The 1% The PM Claims by Bill Rosenberg Fool Me Once: The Return …Foreign Control Watchdog 129 April 2012 National’s Big Idea: Let’s Burn Down The House & Hope We Can Get The Insurance by Murray Horton Overseas Ownership Of Land: Far Greater Than The 1% The PM Claims by Bill Rosenberg Fool Me Once: The Return of Privatisation by Quentin Findlay The Politics Of Charter Schools by Liz Gordon Solid Energy: It’s An SOE But Would Foreign Control Matter? by Jeanette Fitzsimons NZ Asset Sales Policy Began On Wall Street by Lewis Verduyn A Taste Of Hurricane Katrina Treatment For Christchurch by John Minto The Implications Of New Generation Free Trade Agreements For Alcohol Policies by Jane Kelsey All At Sea: Productivity Commission’s Draft Report Into International Freight Transport Services by Bill Rosenberg Rogernomics And The Left by Brian Easton Primary Production, Free Trade, Resource Conflict & Corporate Plunder: Part 2 by Dennis Small Organiser’s Report by Murray Horton Reviews by Jeremy Agar Boomerang by Michael Lewis The Iron Lady A Film by Phyllida Lloyd J. Edgar A Film by Clint Eastwood Obituary by Megan Hutching, Rachel Brown, Kevin Clements & Sue Gray...

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