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No Asset sales! No Dunne Deal!

Press Release – People’s Power This Friday afternoon at 2pm members and supporters of People’s Power Ohariu will gather in front of the office of Ohariu MP Peter Dunne to demonstrate continuing opposition to the government’s Mixed Ownership Model Bill. They have a flag “No … Media Release No Asset sales! No Dunne Deal! People’s Power Ohariu continue to challenge the United Future leader. This Friday afternoon at 2pm members and supporters of People’s Power Ohariu will gather in front of the office of Ohariu MP Peter Dunne to demonstrate continuing opposition to the government’s Mixed Ownership Model Bill. They have a flag “No asset sales! No Dunne deal” to fly from a pole immediately outside his office. Speaking for the group, John Maynard said “Peter Dunne says he will not support the Sky City casino deal because he doesn’t know enough about it. “Peter Dunne is literally gambling with the future of the state assets. He admits he has no detailed knowledge of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, but, unlike his reservations about the Sky City casino, his lack of information about the TPPA’s impact on asset sales hasn’t yet stopped him from supporting the sale of state assets. “People’s Power Ohariu is concerned that under the TPPA, unlike New Zealand’s other trade agreements, in some circumstances foreign investors will be able to sue the New Zealand government....

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Challenge to Dunne on investors’ ability to sue NZ

Press Release – People’s Power MP Peter Dunne’s silence on how his support for the partial sale of state assets may expose the New Zealand Government to the possibility of being sued by international investors has been challenged by a local group People’s Power Ohariu. The group …News media statement 28 February 2012 Challenge to Ohariu MP Peter Dunne’s silence on international investors’ ability to sue the NZ Government MP Peter Dunne’s silence on how his support for the partial sale of state assets may expose the New Zealand Government to the possibility of being sued by international investors has been challenged by a local group People’s Power Ohariu. The group is setting up a local Citizens’ Select Committee to hear the views of voters on the issue. “We expect Peter Dunne to reconsider his support for the National Government’s partial state asset sale programme in the light of highly likely provisions of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) “, says People’s Power Ohariu spokesperson John Maynard. “One of the provisions of the TPPA currently being negotiated in secret is the proposed investor/government disputes process. Foreign corporations would be able to sue the New Zealand Government about Government action such as a law or administrative decision which may affect their profitability or asset values. Any challenge to New Zealand’s law-making sovereignty would take place in a secretive international tribunal...

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