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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 >>

Groser’s ‘ugly compromise’ in TPPA could cost New Zealanders

Monday, 5 October 2015, 8:18 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘We are told they may be close to reaching a final deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Atlanta, and longer monopolies for Big Pharma over biologic medicines is the final sticking point’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, who is in touch ... More >>

Helen Clark needs to heed her own UN advisers on TPPA

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 12:07 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘In standing beside National Prime Minister John Key and appearing to endorse the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) Helen Clark has forgotten the most vulnerable New Zealanders who will bear the brunt of the government’s concessions to US demands, ... More >>

Precedent-setting case on TPPA secrecy in Court

Monday, 28 September 2015, 9:24 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Tomorrow, the High Court in Wellington will hear an application for judicial review of Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to release information relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) sought under the Official Information ... More >>

Legal Challenge to TPPA Secrecy set for 28th September

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 8:29 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Hearing of Legal Challenge to TPPA Secrecy set for Monday 28th September at Wellington High Court More >>

Last ditch TPPA Ministerial in 10 days

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 11:55 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Last ditch TPPA Ministerial in 10 days - is Groser preparing to swallow the rat? Canadian officials have confirmed rumours that the trade ministers from the twelve countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) plan to meet ... More >>

Give-A-Little fund for legal challenge to TPPA secrecy

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 8:37 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

A ‘Give-A-Little’ page has been established for donations to support the urgent challenge to the Trade Minister’s refusal to release official documents on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ... More >>

Legal challenge to TPPA secrecy lodged today

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 12:25 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Papers were filed in the High Court in Wellington today seeking an urgent judicial review of Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to release any documents sought in a comprehensive Official Information Act request made by University of ... More >>

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 4:57 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The “final” ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable’, according to University of Auckland law professor ... More >>

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:53 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court next week. An urgent application for judicial review will challenge Trade Minister ... More >>

TPPA leak reveals sweeping restrictions agreed on SOEs

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:54 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Wikileaks has just posted a ‘guidance’ document for TPPA ministers on SOE-related issues ( ). Although dated December 2013, Professor Jane Kelsey, a law professor from the University of Auckland who has monitored ... More >>

The FIRE Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning - By Jane Kelsey

Friday, 17 July 2015, 4:30 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The global economy imploded in 2008 and confirmed a stark reality. Entire nations and billions of people are captives of an unstable and amoral economic system powered by finance , insurance and real estate – FIRE. [1] New Zealand included. More >>

Time to wave the white flag on TISA secrecy

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:31 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Less than a month ago, Wikileaks posted 17 documents leaked from the secretive negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). New Zealand is part of the group of countries calling themselves ‘the Really Good Friends of Services’ who are trying to negotiate ... More >>

Groser’s attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 3:46 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

30 June 2015 For immediate release Minister Groser’s attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home More >>

NZ now on a hiding to nothing with TPPA

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 8:44 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

24 June 2015 For immediate release Obama’s machinations win razor thin vote on Fast Track, NZ now on a hiding to nothing with TPPA Unprecedented procedural machinations and an unholy alliance with the Republicans have secured US President Obama a super-majority ... More >>

Fast Track saga moves back to Senate

Friday, 19 June 2015, 8:25 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The latest Obama-Republican Party manoeuvre to secure Fast Track negotiating authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) succeeded with a narrow ten-vote majority in the House of Representatives, but the saga is far from over, according ... More >>

US Desperation on Fast Track Plummets to New Depths

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 1:46 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

US Desperation on Fast Track Plummets to New Depths ‘In the latest desperate attempt to haul Fast Track authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) back from the brink, the Republicans in the US House of Representatives have launched ... More >>



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