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National government betrays NZers in TPPA deal

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 12:16 pm | Jane Kelsey

‘This deal is a travesty of democracy’, said Professor Jane Kelsey about the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Atlanta, USA. More >>

TPPA leak: more worries for Labour

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:30 am | Jane Kelsey

‘The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has given up another secret – unprecedented new restrictions on state-owned enterprises (SOEs)’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey who has monitored the SOE negotiations intensively. ... More >>

TPPA leak: Jacobi misleads about protections for NZ

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:43 am | Jane Kelsey

On Radio NZ’s Morning Report Stephen Jacobi said New Zealand would have protections from obligations in the investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) that were not part of the text posted by Wikileaks yesterday. More >>

NZ First Bill throws down the gauntlet over TPPA

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:06 pm | Jane Kelsey

The Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill in the name of New Zealand First’s trade spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau was drawn from the ballot today. More >>

Lessons for TPPA

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 4:20 pm | Jane Kelsey

Imagine the New Zealand government does what it thinks is needed to comply with the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Then US Trade Representative Michael Froman tells Trade Minister Groser, “sorry Tim you must rewrite the law ... More >>

Call for the release of Trans-Pacific Partnership text

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 8:40 pm | Jane Kelsey

Parliamentarians call for the release of Trans-Pacific Partnership text to enable scrutiny and debate 11 February 2014 Senior legislators from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and Peru today issued a joint letter seeking the release ... More >>

National must back Malaysia’s tobacco carveout in TPPA

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 5:02 pm | Jane Kelsey

‘It is great news that the plain packaging tobacco law will be introduced to the House next year, albeit more than three years after the Maori Affairs Committee’s report on how to make Aotearoa New Zealand effectively smokefree by 2025’, said ... More >>

Scene set for quick and dirty trade-offs on TPPA

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 9:18 am | Jane Kelsey

‘Last month any deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement seemed near impossible’, according to Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. ‘Now we are told the trade ministers from the twelve countries seriously believe they can make the key ... More >>

Key must stop misleading NZers that Parliament has power over the TPPA

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 8:59 am | Jane Kelsey

‘The government seems intent on misleading New Zealanders that Parliament will have the final say about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’, said Professor Jane Kelsey. More >>

TPPA goes into overdrive and underground

Monday, 2 September 2013, 9:41 am | Jane Kelsey

Moves to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to the point of sign-off by the end of the year went into overdrive at the round just ended in Brunei, according to Professor Jane Kelsey who was present as a ‘stakeholder’ for the final few ... More >>

GCSB Bill a threat to anti-TPPA campaigners

Sunday, 28 July 2013, 1:22 pm | Jane Kelsey

At the rally of several thousand people in Auckland, Professor Jane Kelsey warned that the GCSB Bill posed additional threats to those engaged in perfectly lawful activity, including the international campaign against the proposed TPP Agreement More >>

National kicks for touch on plain packaging

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 3:29 pm | Jane Kelsey

‘National’s ploy to introduce the law on plain packaging of tobacco products at the end of this year, but not pass it until all the cases pending against Australia’s law are concluded, will push it well into the next parliamentary term', says Professor ... More >>

Japan In No State To Join Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 10:23 am | Jane Kelsey

‘Japan is in no state politically, economically or psychologically to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations’ according to Professor Jane Kelsey, who has just returned from a lecture tour on the TPP in Japan. More >>

Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Circle the Wagons

Friday, 25 March 2011, 10:54 am | Jane Kelsey

For months, civil society critics of the Trans-Pacific free trade agreement involving nine countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have patiently played the game as “stakeholders” on the fringes of negotiating rounds in San Francisco, Auckland ... More >>

TPPA Negotiators Face Campaign to Release Draft

Friday, 10 December 2010, 12:51 pm | Jane Kelsey

As Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations draw to a close in Auckland, an alliance of civil society groups in participating countries have announced a “release the text” campaign ahead of the next round of talks in February 2011 in Chile. More >>

Privacy Commission fails to stem SIS attack

Sunday, 9 August 2009, 2:33 pm | Jane Kelsey

Media Release: Jane Kelsey Sunday August 9 2009   Privacy Commission fails to stem SIS attack on academic dissent   The Privacy Commission has made itself complicit in the surveillance of lawful dissent by the Security Intelligence Service, with ... More >>


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