A new animated short film telling the story of the El Salvador v Oceanagold ISDS claim has just...
Not yet ratified by Parliament. The TPPA will result in higher costs for medicines, longer copyright protection and threats to the environment, climate change, labour rights and te tiriti from allowing foreign corporations to sue governments.
The Chinese-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is still in negotiation. The draft text is secret, but leaks show similar dangers to TPPA, including proposed Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) allowing corporations to sue governments.
The Trade in Services Agreement negotiations involve 50 countries, negotiating under extreme secrecy. Restrictions on governments’ right to regulate could threaten financial stability, action on climate change and public health.
The NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement is a new proposal. The EU is proposing more transparency and improvements to Investor-State Dispute Settlement, but the core of the agreement still favours foreign investors over domestic companies.
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Article – Open Source Open Society New Zealands Open Government Partnership Action Plan is open for consultation until the end of day on this Friday 26 August. If you care about transparency, accountability participation and better use of technology in the way...read more
Article – James Littlewood A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing whats going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark...read more
Press Release – New Zealand Government Minister for Economic Development 22 August 2016 Media Statement Joyce to promote education and science links in Japan and KoreaHon Steven Joyce Minister for Economic Development 22 August 2016 Media Statement Joyce to...read more