Tag: New Zealand Alliance Party

Alliance On De registration; Why We Did it & Where To Now?

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party What is a good way for very small political party get some attention? If all else fails, voluntary de registration looks like it will do it.The Alliance On De registration; Why We Did it and Where To Now? What is a good way for very small political party get some attention? If all else fails, voluntary de registration looks like it will do it. Since the Alliance Party requested to be de registered on May 22nd social media has been buzzing, and the press are queuing up for comment. How did they even find out? The party was only officially notified by the electoral commission that they had accepted our request on May 27th and it is not to be gazetted until June 7. The Alliance is bemused and a little embarrassed. Basically we have had a bit of an administrative lapse. We were late sending out our three yearly renewal forms and realized that we would not get them back soon enough to be confident that we would have the 500 eligible financial members with properly updated membership forms by April 30th – the date the Electoral commission requires membership declarations to be submitted for each year. We had hoped to get an extension until the end of June to get our membership list in order. However the Electoral Commission was...

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Alliance says TPPA would lock in a corporate power grab

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party The Alliance Party says the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could lock New Zealand into a future where economic and political decisions are made by and for a small elite.Alliance says TPPA would lock in a corporate power grab The Alliance Party says the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could lock New Zealand into a future where economic and political decisions are made by and for a small elite.  Negotiators having been working on this trade deal since 2007 and met in Auckland this week to have another go at hammering out an agreement. Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says we should not be so naïve as to imagine that anything good for New Zealanders will come out of the TPPA. “This agreement has very little, if anything to do with trade.  It is a corporate power grab.” Ms Murray says big multinational companies want to rig the game so that when they say “jump”, democratically elected governments have no choice but to say, “how high?” She says that claims by Prime Minister John Key that he will not be a party to any agreement that blocks exports of our agricultural products, or undermines Pharmac, are laughable.   “The big US drug companies are advising on this agreement. They will not allow any conditions that would impinge on their profits. Likewise food production in...

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