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Government blocks debate on TPPA

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party Labour is disappointed but not surprised the Government has blocked an attempt to force transparency on negotiations towards a Trans-Pacific free trade agreement, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

The Internet Party: A progressive force?

Article – Byron Clark The Internet Party is going to fundamentally change this countrys political landscape, apparently. Its unusual for a party that has not registered with the electoral commission, and who havent announced any concrete policy or candidates, to be …

TPP Secrecy Creates Serious Risks

Press Release – New Zealand First Party Rt Hon Winston Peters has warned that the secrecy surrounding the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations means future New Zealand governments could be trapped, without warning, at the mercy of multinationals.

TPPA ‘non-transparency’ hits a new low

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey The obsessive secrecy surrounding the Auckland round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations in Auckland from 3-12 December has plumbed new depths. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has declined a request for the dates …

It’s Our Future — Kiwis concerned about the TPPA

Press Release – A new website itsourfuture4.localdev has been launched for Kiwis concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), an international free trade and investment treaty being negotiated between New Zealand and ten other Asian and Pacific-rim countries, …