Tag: It’s Not Right

Wake-up call to National as 5000 sign TPPA petition in 3 day

Press Release – It’s Not Right In just over three days, more than 5000 New Zealanders have signed the petition to release the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The petition was launched on Tuesday as the TPPA trade ministers prepared to meet in Bali this …Media release: Its Our Future Friday October 4, 2013 Wake-up call to National as 5000 sign TPPA petition in 3 days In just over three days, more than 5000 New Zealanders have signed the petition to release the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).  The petition was launched on Tuesday as the TPPA trade ministers prepared to meet in Bali this week to discuss political trade-offs in the hope of concluding the deal.  A video by well known New Zealand musicians, actors and commentators has been released to promote the petition under the banner “It’s not democracy – and it’s not right!”. ‘This response is a wake up call for the government’, said said Robert Reid, FIRST Union General Secretary, a sponsor of the petition. ‘Prime Minister Key and trade minister Groser seem to think the secrecy of the TPPA is a non-issue and if they keep saying “trust us” people will just say “OK”. ‘ Robert Reid warned ‘as these negotiations roll towards an election year, the TPPA looks set to become a political issue. All political parties...

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Kiwi celebs call for release of the TPPA text

Press Release – It’s Not Right Prominent New Zealand actors, musicians and media commentators are calling for the government to release the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).29 September 2013 EMBARGOED until 12.01am 1 October 2013 Kiwi celebs call for release of the TPPA text: video & petition Prominent New Zealand actors, musicians and media commentators are calling for the government to release the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The 60 second video* will air for the first time on breakfast television on Tuesday 1 October and then in various formats on electronic and social media. The video supports an electronic petition for release of the text. The petition will run for six weeks, until 12 November, on www.itsnotright.org.nz. Participating celebrities are, in order of appearance, Don McGlashan, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Russell Brown, Michele A’Court, Julia Deans, Moana Maniapoto, Michael Hurst, Willy Jackson, Te Radar and Simon Prast. More have offered to contribute over the six weeks the petition is running. Media commentator Russell Brown says ‘I’m broadly in favour of multilateral trade agreements, but I don’t really regard TPP as trade pact.’ ‘In the case of copyright law, we’re likely to be dragged back 10 years or more on issues like transient copying. New Zealand’s Parliament has generally dealt with these issues in an intelligent, open way – and it simply makes no sense...

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