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The TPPA is the China FTA on Steroids!

Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:56 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

30 January 2016 Do your homework Export NZ: The TPPA is the China FTA on Steroids! ‘Claims by Export NZ that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is basically no different from the NZ-China FTA shows appalling ignorance of both agreements’, ... More >>

Desperate Key trying to redefine TPPA as law & order issue

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 9:34 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘News that police have been visiting opponents of the TPPA ahead of next week’s signing is the latest step in an orchestrated move by the Prime Minister to try to redefine the signing of the hugely unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ... More >>

TPPA more a ‘National Government Interest Analysis'

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 12:09 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The formal National Interest Analysis (NIA) on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) released by Trade Minister Todd McClay today is simply an expanded version of the so-called ‘fact sheets’ prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ... More >>

Lori Wallach & political panel: “TPPA: Don’t sign”

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 9:10 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Lori Wallach & political panel: “TPPA: Don’t sign” - Auckland Town Hall, 7pm Tues 26 Jan More >>

Expert paper on TPPA & Treaty of Waitangi

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 9:26 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The third in a series of expert peer reviewed papers on the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for Aotearoa New Zealand was posted on the tpplegal website today. [1] More >>

TPPA: Don’t Sign! speaking tour

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 9:21 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Lori Wallach, Director of US consumer group Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and the foremost critical commentator on TPPA in Washington DC, will be in New Zealand for a series of public meetings on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) ... More >>

Ministers to sign TPPA in NZ on 4 February 2016

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 11:28 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Offshore confirmation: Ministers to sign TPPA in NZ on 4 February 2016 The ministers from the twelve countries who negotiated the the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will sign it in New Zealand on 4 February, a government spokesperson from ... More >>

Expert analyses of TPPA on process and investment released

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 9:23 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The first two in a series of expert peer-reviewed papers analysing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement from a New Zealand perspective were released today. More >>

High Court can’t make Groser provide TPPA information faster

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:46 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

High Court says it can’t make Groser provide TPPA information faster ‘for now’ ‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ... More >>

Groser avoids principled reconsideration of TPPA OIA

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 5:34 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

A month ago the High Court ordered Trade Minister Tim Groser to reconsider an Official Information Act request from Professor Jane Kelsey, dated January 2015, relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

Obama’s 90 days start of US politicing to rewrite TPPA

Friday, 6 November 2015, 5:28 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Following release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) last night, President Obama has given the 90-day notice to Congress that is required before he can sign the agreement. More >>

Government’s snow job on TPPA now exposed

Friday, 6 November 2015, 8:08 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘As expected, access to the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement reveals major holes in the government’s “fact sheets”’, says Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. An initial review of the most controversial chapters confirms ... More >>

TPPA text finally released – too little, too late!

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 9:27 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Today’s release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement text ends the farcical situation where governments were touting the benefits for the nation with no prospect of any independent assessment to contradict them,’ said University of Auckland ... More >>

Court finds against Trade Minister on TPPA Secrecy

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 11:07 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Court finds against Trade Minister on TPPA Secrecy; Chief Ombudsman wrongly upheld his unlawful decision The High Court today vindicted charges that Trade Minister Tim Groser acted unlawfully in his quest to keep all information about the Trans-Pacific ... More >>

Government's credibility in tatters

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 8:27 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Government's credibility in tatters: Key invites Labour to breach TPPA & be sued by foreign investors More >>

Farce of TPPA secrecy must end

Sunday, 11 October 2015, 9:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has become farcical’, says University of Auckland Professor Jane Kelsey. ‘Trade Minister Tim Groser says we just have to trust what he’s telling us. In today’s interview with TVNZ’s ... More >>

Final TPPA intellectual property chapter leaked

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 12:37 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Inevitably, leaks are starting to fill the void of official texts from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)’, says Professor Jane Kelsey, who has been pressing for the release of final texts to allow proper assessment of the government’s claims. More >>

Renewed Official Information Act requests for TPPA analyses

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:12 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey has made an urgent request to Trade Minister Tim Groser under the Official Information Act for the study on which he bases projected gains to New Zealand’s GDP by 2030, asking that it be released ... More >>

Continued imbalance of TPPA information indefensible

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:23 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Twenty four hours after the ministerial meeting concluded more details of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are emerging, according to Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More >>

TPPA ministerial extended another day

Monday, 5 October 2015, 8:20 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Trade ministers desperate to conclude a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) at their meeting in Atlanta have extended the conclusion of their talks for another day, according to Professor Jane Kelsey who is in monitoring the negotiations. Time ... More >>

 

 

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