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Grant Robertson interviewed by Corin Dann

Article – TVNZ CORIN I wonder if you could give us a sense of how a future Labour government would navigate its way through its economic issues in a world of post-Brexit, of potentially a Donald Trump presidency. Its a pretty scary place. What would be your priorities?Q + A Episode 920 GRANT ROBERTSON Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN I wonder if you could give us a sense of how a future Labour government would navigate its way through its economic issues in a world of post-Brexit, of potentially a Donald Trump presidency. It’s a pretty scary place. What would be your priorities? GRANT The priority has to be building wealth in New Zealand from the ground up. I mean, the lesson coming out of Brexit that I think we’ve all got to take is that there are a lot of people who do not feel that they’ve benefitted from globalisation. And you can’t tell people that their lives are good when they’re not feeling it. We as a country need to be a trading nation, but the era of trickle-down economics is over. The OECD, the IMF, all these people are saying that is not the path forward. What we’ve got to do is think about how we create some security in our economy. We’ve got to add value to products. We’ve got to be developing regional economies....

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Don’t leave a toxic legacy – give up on the TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future Joe Bidens visit to New Zealand comes amongst desperate moves to try to rescue the deeply unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Citizens opposed to the TPPA will be at Auckland Airport today to call for an end to the TPPA.Don’t leave a toxic legacy – give up on the TPPA Joe Biden’s visit to New Zealand comes amongst desperate moves to try to rescue the deeply unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Citizens opposed to the TPPA will be at Auckland Airport today to call for an end to the TPPA. The TPPA was...

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NZ’s lack of action on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Press Release – Independent Maori Monitoring Mechanism Iwi Mori have taken the government to task about their lack of implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Members of the Monitoring Mechanism, an independent working group of the National Iwi Chairs Forum … MEDIA STATEMENT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 July 2016 Iwi Māori have taken the government to task about their lack of implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Members of the Monitoring Mechanism, an independent working group of the National Iwi Chairs Forum recently tabled their second report[1]...

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