Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, May 7th, 2016 - 64 comments
The Labour Party have made their objections to the TPPA clear in a minority report to Parliament. As this guest post from Jenny Kirk makes clear, the fight for our future isn’t over. TPPA? No Way!
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 8th, 2016 - 36 comments
The Government has reduced the time the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee has to report back on submissions on the TPPA from one month to five days.
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, March 20th, 2016 - 39 comments
Amakiwi analyses why foreign corporations are hurting New Zealand’s economy and questions why they should be allowed the estimate their profitability.
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, March 9th, 2016 - 20 comments
We won’t be able to say that we weren’t warned.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 15th, 2016 - 202 comments
National Ltd™ MPs Nikki Kaye and Maggie Barry were also subject to the same vociferous booing. Nikki Kaye’s speech lasted less than John Key’s 20 second effort while Maggie Barry didn’t even bother trying to speak.
Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, February 9th, 2016 - 178 comments
The TPPA could bring us charter schools on steroids, and threaten policies like free tertiary education. In general its a way of locking in a permanent, international right-wing governance which can limit and constrain the kind of social policies that any future NZ left-wing government might want to enact.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 5th, 2016 - 230 comments
Despite the travesty inside SkyCity, what was happening outside was in many respects a democratic nation at its finest.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, February 4th, 2016 - 28 comments
When the UN is issuing warnings on the TPP, don’t you think it would be wise to listen?
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 pm, February 3rd, 2016 - 146 comments
When a government prepares to surrender a share of its sovereignty, you would expect a compelling reason for doing so. No country would accept limits on its law-making power without an equal trade-off, surely? Well, no country except New Zealand. The TPPA places substantial limits on the government’s law-making powers while offering very little in return.
Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, February 2nd, 2016 - 81 comments
Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, January 31st, 2016 - 80 comments
Goff and Shearer’s disloyal and self serving support for the TPPA has backfired. They’ve shown that the ABC faction are now a spent force and that Andrew Little has the overwhelming support of caucus. The sun has set on the splitters and there is a new day rising.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, January 29th, 2016 - 275 comments
The text of an email Andrew Little has sent to members.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 29th, 2016 - 164 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: 6:15 am, January 28th, 2016 - 351 comments
The news that the TPP is likely to cost 5 to 6,000 jobs in NZ seems to have been the last straw.
Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, January 26th, 2016 - 85 comments
The Government has released a TPPA ‘National Interest Analysis’. It should be read along with TPP Legal’s extensive analysis of the costs and risks.
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: 7:02 am, January 25th, 2016 - 113 comments
Key’s “strident” defence of the TPP was booed at Ratana yesterday. With good reason, because his glib assurance that “Not a single part of TPP cuts across the Treaty of Waitangi” is yet another Key lie.
Written By: - Date published: 7:48 pm, January 21st, 2016 - 92 comments
Professor Jane Kelsey and Lori Wallach are speaking in the main cities next week about the repercussions of New Zealand entering into the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.
Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, January 19th, 2016 - 342 comments
Ngāpuhi kaumātua and spokesperson for Te Tii Marae Kingi Tairua has announced that because of the lack of consultation if the TPPA is signed the Government will not be welcome at Waitangi.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 14th, 2016 - 203 comments
The new year begins much as the old one ended, with secrets, evasions and dissent over the TPP and what it means for NZ.
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 …