Day: January 21, 2016

Setting the record straight on TPP and Treaty

Press Release – New Zealand Government Trade Minister Todd McClay today released a new TPP factsheet outlining how TPP specifically recognises the Treaty of Waitangi, as well as other areas of significance for Mori including opportunities for Mori exporters. There is a lot of misinformation …

PM Gambling at Skycity

Press Release – New Zealand First Party A casino as the venue for the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) seems appropriate, says New Zealand First.

New Research reveals threats to the Environment from TPPA

Environment a significant casualty under the TPPA. A new research paper, authored by Simon Terry, Executive Director of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand, reveals that the TPPA’s impact on the environment will be even worse than had been expected from leaked drafts. There are few gains for the environment and serious threats. Foreign investors …

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Maori Rights, te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Press Release 21 January Government fails to meet its obligations to Maori. This expert research paper, the third in a series, reveals that the TPPA will hamper the ability of future governments to develop Treaty of Waitangi-consistent law and policy law relating to issues such as traditional knowledge, biodiversity and environmental management. The ‘Treaty of …

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TPPA: Don’t Sign! speaking tour

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey Lori Wallach, Director of US consumer group Public Citizens Global Trade Watch and the foremost critical commentator on TPPA in Washington DC, will be in New Zealand for a series of public meetings on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) …