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Speeches from the TPPA-11 – Don’t Sign! Dunedin Rally 04/03/2018

Speeches from the Dunedin TPPA-11 – Don’t Sign! Rally.   Will Dreyer, student from Otago University’s Student’s Against the CPTPP – speaking about the threats of CPTPP   Aaron Hawkins – speaking on the concerns of the CPTPP   Rye Senjen –   Dr Bob Lloyd – speaking on behalf of group Wise Response   …

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Nationwide action against the TPPA – Oliver Hailes

“Beginning this weekend, It’s Our Future is hosting events throughout the country in opposition to the signing of the TPPA,” says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for New Zealand’s network of opponents to the controversial economic treaty. “Starting on Saturday in Nelson, concerned Kiwis will gather to let the Government know that they do not consent to …

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Open letter to Trade Minister David Parker – Jane Kelsey

Thank you for your invitation to join you in Chile on 8th March, at my own expense, for the signing of the resurrected Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that your own party in Opposition said was seriously flawed. I’m afraid that is not my idea of inclusion. I want and expect people to be engaged with and listened …

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TPPA rebrand betrays the national interest and our progressive values – Oliver Hailes

‘It’s Our Future continues to oppose the ironic rebrand of the Trans-Pacific Partnership,’ says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for New Zealand’s network of opponents to the economic treaty, which was released to the public yesterday. ‘The final text and the National Interest Analysis (NIA) simply affirm our longstanding position that New Zealand is going to give …

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US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should insist on the same for TPPA-11 – Jane Kelsey

Canada and the US are set to agree on withdrawing the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada and Mexico, according to reports from the US overnight.[1] ‘That would signal the death knell for its inclusion in future US deals, and presumably make the …

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TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin, Labour squanders opportunity for real change – Jane Kelsey

‘The revised National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11), released today, layers new spin onto old’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. ‘It is disappointing to see Labour and New Zealand First squander the chance to clean up a treaty making process which they have previously criticised. …

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Will Labour let the Waitangi Tribunal complete the TPPA inquiry? – Jane Kelsey

Labour promised at Waitangi that it will be accountable to Maori. That promise faces a major test next week, as the Crown responds in the Waitangi Tribunal’s inquiry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, who was the claimants’ expert adviser in the urgency phase of the …

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Nationwide Public Meetings on the TPPA-11

Nationwide Public Meetings on the TPPA-11   Auckland 12 Feb – Wellington 14 Feb – Nelson 20 Feb – Christchurch 21 Feb – Dunedin 22 Feb  The TPPA-11 has had a rebranding to the CPTPPA (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) – yet there is very little that is comprehensive or progressive about it, and very little has …

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Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Tino Rangatiratanga And The TPPA – Jane Kelsey

The state of play with TPPA The original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was signed by the 12 negotiating parties in Auckland on 4 February 2016, in the face of a massive protest led by tangata whenua. Japan and NZ completed their domestic processes to ratify (adopt) the original agreement during 2016. In January 2017 US President …

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