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Canadian minister exposes National’s political spin

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:48 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Prime Minister Bill English and Trade Minister Todd McClay are spinning the outcome of Sunday’s meeting of the eleven remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Hanoi for short-term electoral purposes, according to University of ... More >>

NZ setting the scene for US to demand more in TPPA

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:24 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ setting the scene for US to demand more in TPPA ‘The hype leading into the meeting of ministers from the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement countries in Hanoi today assumes they can bring the US back to the fold by implementing the ... More >>

Nowhere for Labour to hide on TPPA in election year

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:49 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

As Prime Minister Bill English heads off to Japan with trade minister Todd McClay in their quest to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) minus the USA, ‘the silence from Labour is deafening’, Auckland University law professor ... More >>

TPPA backers down to five? McClay should face reality

Saturday, 6 May 2017, 4:40 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

TPPA backers down to five? McClay should face reality and call it quits The latest scheme to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) back from the dead is being branded the ‘TPP-5’, although only three of the five reported participants ... More >>

Ideological recklessness to resurrect a TPPA-minus-US

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:57 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Ideological free trade dogma will hit new heights if New Zealand joins a rumoured plan to resurrect the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) without the US. If Trade Minister Todd McClay commits New Zealand to this path, he will guarantee ... More >>

Civil Society Groups Tell Ministers: Do Not Resuscitate TPP

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:15 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Ahead of Chile Meeting, 200+ Civil Society Groups Tell Their Trade Ministers: Do Not Resuscitate the TPP More >>

Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political ‘own goal’

Monday, 23 January 2017, 4:10 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political ‘own goal’ in election year ‘The idea from Prime Minister Bill English that New Zealand and other countries might proceed with Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement without the US is quite bizarre ... More >>

Key and others talk nonsense on TPPA at APEC

Monday, 21 November 2016, 8:48 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘As political leaders from various Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) desperately dreamed up rescue packages at the APEC summit, they jettisoned any pretence this is about trade’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey More >>

Key concedes TPPA is dead for now

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 10:05 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Key concedes TPPA is dead for now, needs to withdraw implementing legislation ‘While opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will welcome its likely demise, we would prefer our governments had rejected the deal as bad for their peoples. ... More >>

McClay retreats down secrecy rabbit hole

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 10:48 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

11 October 2016 For immediate release TiSA called ‘worse than the TPPA’; McClay retreats down secrecy rabbit hole More >>

RCEP ‘stakeholder’ process just ticks the box

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:23 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Trade Minister Todd McClay has proclaimed a new era of openness for trade and investment negotiations in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, urging critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to ... More >>

No foreign investor rights to sue in new agreements

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 9:19 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The Australian Labor Party has promised not to give foreign investors the right to sue the Australian government in any future free trade and investment agreements. That policy would include the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ... More >>

Secretive talks on China-led rival to TPPA at Sky City

Monday, 13 June 2016, 9:23 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The 13th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the China-led rival to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), will be held at Sky City in Auckland in the coming week. More >>

TPPA Ministers issue bland statement

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 9:21 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Ministers from the 12 countries that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) have just met in Arequipa, Peru. More >>

Waitangi Tribunal opts for pragmatic outcome

Friday, 6 May 2016, 8:22 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The substance of the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), vindicates the claimants’ concerns, especially about foreign investors’ special rights under the Agreement. But in the end pragmatism held sway ... More >>

‘Pathetic’ report on TPPA shows inquiry needed

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 10:04 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The travesty of democracy that has enveloped the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from day one continued with a pathetic report released by the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee yesterday’, says University of Auckland law professor ... More >>

Why is the US TPPA ‘Implementation Team’ Meddling in NZ?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4:26 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The US Trade Representative Michael Froman has revealed his office is sending teams of officials to the other the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) countries, including New Zealand, to vet their implementation of the intellectual property chapter ... More >>

Government seeking to stymie report on TPPA

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 10:56 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

"Why the government suddenly announced it is fast-tracking the report date for the select committee considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from the end of May to 4 May is now clear. More >>

Govt majority on TPPA committee shows hearings are a farce

Friday, 4 March 2016, 9:17 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

National’s majority on the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committee has refused to extend the deadline for submissions on the 30-chapter Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) past the 15 sitting days set out in the Cabinet manual, despite ... More >>

New paper on TPPA shows serious impacts for local govt

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:38 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

An expert, peer reviewed, paper on the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) for local government was released today. The paper was co-authored by former city councillor and chair of Watercare Services, Tony Holman QSO, former ... More >>

 

 

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