Archive for March, 2011

Questions and Answers – 17 March 2011

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Prices—Minister’s Statement; Earthquake, Christchurch—Effect on Government Finances; Economic Development, Acting Minister—Statements; Earthquake, Christchurch—Accident Compensation Claims; Earthquake, Christchurch—Entry into Central Business District … Read more »

Public Address 17/03/11 – Criminal & IP law, Japan & the RWC

Column – Public Address

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement attracted little attention when it was forged in 2005. That changed with negotiations to admit five new countries, most notably the US. And now, says Rick Shera, things are getting seriously weird. Yes, it’s a… Read more »

Murray Horton Speaking Tour

Press Release – CAFCA

The November 26 election is one of the most important in decades. Both major parties are committed to policies by which the New Zealand economy is even more dominated by transnational corporations; more and more of our farmland is owned by foreigners; … Read more »

Another Leak Confirms Extreme US Demands in TPP Deal

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Leaks continue to beleaguer the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) even as the participating governments circle the wagons around the negotiating process, said Professor Jane Kelsey, a critic of the proposed TPPA. The full text of the US … Read more »

Another Leak Confirms Extreme US Demands in TPP Deal

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Leaks continue to beleaguer the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) even as the participating governments circle the wagons around the negotiating process, said Professor Jane Kelsey, a critic of the proposed TPPA. Read more »

Gillard’s Address to Congress

Speech – U.S. House Of Congress

Mr Speaker. Mr President Pro Tempore . Distinguished Members of the Senate and the House. Distinguished Guests. Ladies and Gentlemen. I am the fourth Australian Prime Minister to address you here assembled. Like them, I take your invitation as a great … Read more »

Opening Remarks at the President’s Export Council

Press Release – US State Department

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, Jim. And it’s wonderful to see all of you. I am delighted to be able to come and talk with you. Under Secretary Hormats is carrying the water for the State Department and what we’re doing with the Export Council … Read more »

Leaked: US Proposal for TPP agreement IP chapter

Article – Knowledge Ecology International

KEI has obtained the February 10, 2011 US government draft of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Read more »

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 14 No 7

Column – Association of University Staff

ITP MECA saga goes back to court The on-going saga around the ITP multi-employer collective agreement will head to court one more time. TEU has applied to the Employment Court claiming it should not be required to continue to bargain with the six ex-ITP … Read more »

Remarks at the First Senior Officials Meeting (SOM)

Press Release – US State Department

Thank you all very much. Good morning. I appreciate Mike Froman’s introduction and his brief summary of all of the reasons why President Obama and the Obama Administration are committed to the region and committed to APEC. Read more »

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