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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 >>

Obama’s Fast Track Bill a last-ditch move to rescue TPPA

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:41 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘With less than two months until the window is likely to close for President Obama to get a deal in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) under his watch, the administration has put a bill before Congress to grant him “fast track” authority’, ... More >>

New TPPA Investment Leak Confirms NZ Surrender to US

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 12:24 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The controversial investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has just been posted by Wikileaks , along with an analysis by Washington-based Public Citizen. Dated 20 January 2015, at the start of the negotiating round in New York, ... More >>

Is the GCSB ‘trade team’ spying on NZ's TPPA ‘partners’?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 1:50 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The latest revelations about the GCSB pose a stark question: is the GCSB’s “trade team” spying on governments with whom New Zealand is negotiating international deals, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)?’, asked University ... More >>

Investment chapter in NZ Korea another handcuff on governent

Monday, 23 March 2015, 11:17 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Investment chapter in NZ Korea another handcuff on NZ government ‘Cheerleading around the New Zealand Korea free trade deal fails, yet again, to understand that these agreements are not simply about kiwifruit and wine’, warns Auckland University ... More >>

How far does GCSB ‘trade team’ spying go?

Monday, 23 March 2015, 10:10 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

“Revelations this morning that the GCSB was spying on Trade Minister Groser’s opponents for the top job at the world Trade Organization raise the question about other activities of the GCSB’s ‘trade team’. More >>

TPPA secret while EU releases TTIP documents

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 5:00 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Trade minister Tim Groser has repeatedly claimed that negotiations for agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are never conducted in daylight. That is simply not true.’ More >>

Leaked TISA text exposes US threat to privacy, data security

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:24 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The US is demanding that New Zealand and other countries accept sweeping rules that would override privacy protections for digitised personal and other data’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland. More >>

South Korea Free Trade Agreement

Monday, 17 November 2014, 9:15 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Coverage of the free trade agreement just concluded with South Korea has been all about agriculture – which is being talked up without anyone being able to see the fine print’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, It appears the legal scrubbing ... More >>

Did Groser sell out on TPPA with nothing on agriculture?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:00 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

According to the Wall Street Journal, trade minister Groser says the politicians have ‘informally “closed out” all but two major areas’ of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations. Those areas are state-owned enterprises ... More >>

"Big Debate” on TPPA is meaningless in face of a done deal

Monday, 10 November 2014, 9:08 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Minister Groser’s “Big Debate” on TPPA is meaningless unless it comes before an agreement is signed More >>

Are TPPA Ministers Bluffing Or Could They Pull It Off?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:18 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The statement from the ministers of the twelve countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) meeting in Sydney has just been released. More >>

Latest leak of TPPA intellectual property text confirms risk

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:31 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

On the eve of the latest (non)round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) yet another version of the intellectual property has found its way to Wikileaks . More >>

The TPPA’s Dirty Little Secret: How US could write NZ’s Laws

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:47 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

A new website launched today ( ) has exposed what University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey calls ‘the dirty little secret of the TPPA’. More >>

Can Obama Achieve Checkmate for TPPA by November?

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:37 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Ottawa yesterday. The odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders’ summit in November hangs in the balance’, according ... More >>

TISA trade talks will lock NZ into finance rules behind GFC

Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:36 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘While our eyes have been focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the New Zealand government has been negotiating an equally secretive deal with 22 other, mainly rich, countries’, said Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. More >>



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