Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 25th, 2018 - 94 comments
“Article 17.4 says the government must ensure that SOEs like Air New Zealand act solely in accordance with commercial considerations, unless there is an explicit public service mandate for services that operate purely within the country. There is no such mandate for Air New Zealand.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 6th, 2018 - 44 comments
The message coming out is hold the line, sign the petition, regroup, and protest on Thurs the 8th, the day Labour puts our name to the agreement.
Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, February 21st, 2018 - 131 comments
The TPP might have been re-branded as the CPTPP but it’s still the same bad deal says Professor Jane Kelsey, New Zealand’s expert on international economic regulation.
“Calling it “Comprehensive and Progressive” doesn’t make it any better.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 14th, 2018 - 29 comments
Auckland 12 Feb – Wellington 14 Feb – Nelson 20 Feb – Christchurch 21 Feb – Dunedin 22 Feb
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, November 17th, 2016 - 56 comments
Details of a celebrity debate happening this Friday in Auckland on the benefit of a Universal Transaction Tax or Robin Hood tax. The affirmative side will feature Peter Nielson, Jane Kelsey and Rod Oram and the negative side will include Deborah Russell, Nigel Haworth and Shamubeel Eaqub.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 29th, 2016 - 165 comments
The police are “visiting” TPP activists – Key is cynically trying to blow the “law and order” dog whistle. But would he really go so far as to try and provoke open violence for political gain?
Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, January 25th, 2016 - 43 comments
Jane Kelsey on why the TPPA is a bad deal and why we should keep fighting it. Movies courtesy of Bryan Bruce. And don’t forget the public meetings scheduled this week where Jane Kelsey and Lori Wallach will speak.
Written By: - Date published: 6:18 pm, January 7th, 2016 - 24 comments
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will be signed in New Zealand on February 4, 2016. But the Government is not confirming …
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, October 15th, 2015 - 23 comments
The High Court recently found that Government and Tim Groser improperly considered Prof. Jane Kelsey’s application for information concerning the TPPA negotiations. The Nats aren’t happy. The Ombudsman isn’t happy. Tough.
Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, October 13th, 2015 - 61 comments
The High Court has upheld Jane Kelsey’s application for a declaration that the Government and Tim Groser improperly considered her application for information concerning the TPPA negotiations.
Written By: - Date published: 5:51 pm, October 18th, 2013 - 21 comments
Last week there was a Fabian debate between Wayne Mapp and Jane Kelsey about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that New Zealand started originally as a free trade agreement. Bearing in mind the short notice there were a quite credible audience. However to enhance the audience, Lyn Collie was inveigled into filming and editing the debate. Here is the film of the debate..
Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, October 9th, 2013 - 44 comments
One thing John Key always seems to like to do is to appear to be stupid about his own job. Last week the fool said that parliament had to ratify a TPPA treaty. Either through incompetence at his job or by deliberately lying to the public, he is completely wrong. This is something that a few minutes reading of the MFAT website could have told him.
Written By: - Date published: 11:48 am, October 7th, 2013 - 55 comments
My current view is that the TPPA will provide intergovernmental welfare for Fonterra and farmers while destroying our rapidly expanding technical export industry. It just leaves us as a farm for the world just as we we used to be the farm for the UK. We remain susceptible to policy changes from outside destroying our economy. But maybe this public debate on Wednesday evening in Auckland will provide more information.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, July 28th, 2013 - 64 comments
Nicky Hager’s investigative journalism explains why the government uses state surveillance against investigative journalists, academics and political activists. Jane Kelsey explains why spying is used to prevent legal activities, democratic processes and NZers speaking truth to power.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 5th, 2013 - 38 comments
TTPA talks under way in Singapore. Jane Kelsey leads critical discussion in NZ: Obama skewing the agenda in favour of US corporates; pharmaceuticals, internet, copyright & more; John Key’s dodgy figures. In Aussie today, a seminar on the TPPA & corporate dominance over women’s rights & health provisions.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 8th, 2012 - 51 comments
Yesterday evening there was an Aotearoa Not For Sale protest in Auckland: 350,000 signatures achieved! Today, Sat 8 Dec, Day of Action against TPPA: NELSON – noon: AUCKLAND – march leaves Aotea Sq at 2.00 pm sharp! [Update: only news when there’s violence!]
Written By: - Date published: 7:54 pm, December 4th, 2012 - 40 comments
RELEASE THE TEXT
Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, June 24th, 2012 - 44 comments
While we the public distract ourselves with trivia like car crushing, and focus on other important matters like asset sales, the TPPA which is quietly unfolding in the background is actually the most important ongoing political issue. It has potentially disastrous implications for our sovereignty and our future.