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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 http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/tppnosecrecy 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 ( https://wikileaks.org/tpp-soe-minister/ ). 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 >>

Defeat of Fast Track Package

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 11:33 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Defeat of Fast Track Package Highlights Americans’ Concerns About the Trans-Pacific Partnership – Senate-Passed Bill NOT Adopted More >>

The US Congress has NOT passed the Fast Track Bill

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 11:27 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Contrary to some local news reports, the US Congress did not pass the Fast track or Trade Promotion Bill last night. More >>

Wikileaks Reveals Attack on Pharmac in ‘Transparency Annex'

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 8:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The Annex on Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Pharmaceutical products and Medical Devices from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations was posted on Wikileaks today ( https://wikileaks.org/tpp/healthcare/ ) More >>

Wikileaks TISA dump exposes NZ’s extreme position

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:15 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

In the largest ever leak of documents from a ‘trade’ negotiation, Wikileaks has posted a raft of texts and documents tabled in the Trade in Services Agreement negotiations. The topics range from finance, post and transport to professional services and domestic ... More >>

Time to Put the Deal Out of its Misery

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 8:58 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The reported cancellation of the planned meeting of the twelve trade ministers in Guam, billed as an “endgame” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), is another nail in the coffin of a deal that has been on life support for several ... More >>

NZ Politicians Join Call to Protect Sovereignty

Sunday, 17 May 2015, 9:25 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ Politicians Join Call to Protect Sovereignty from US Certification in TPPA An open letter signed by current and former political leaders from five countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has called for effective moves to protect ... More >>

‘Team Obama’ Regroups on Fast Track, Still Not Deliverable

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 9:52 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘After yesterday’s stinging and unexpected defeat for the Obama administration’s attempt to advance Fast Track legislation in the US Senate, Senate leaders have worked up a compromise they think will get them past this blockage’, according to Auckland ... More >>

Senate Vote Dooms Fast Track and Potentially the TPPA

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 9:26 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is now in doubt, following President Obama’s failure to secure Senate support to advance Fast Track authority to a full debate and vote in Congress’, according to Auckland University ... More >>

NZ government’s TPPA secrecy put to the test

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:04 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ government’s TPPA secrecy put to the test; US says it will release text More >>

 

 

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