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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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