Archive for June, 2011

TVNZ board seat for ‘swipe-card’ lobbyist Barrie Saunders

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Headline-attracting Wellington PR shop Saunders Unsworth has scored again, with the appointment of principal Barrie Saunders to the board of state-owned Television New Zealand Ltd. Read more »

Phillip Morris could sue NZ Govt under current trade rules

Press Release – Green Party

Phillip Morris’ legal action against the Australian Government’s attempts to introduce plain packaging for tobacco is a timely reminder of the perverse rights granted to foreign companies in our free trade and investment agreements said the … Read more »

Tobacco Firm Sues Australia over Plain Packaging

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Tobacco giant Philip Morris announced today that it will use a foreign investment treaty to sue the Australian government for introducing plain packaging tobacco laws. Read more »

Release the Text: Wellington Public Forum on the TPP

Press Release – TTPA

Wellington activists are hosting a public forum to focus attention and generate critical debate on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), a trade and investment agreement currently under negotiation. Read more »

Groser To Visit Europe and Asia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tim Groser, Trade Minister and Minister responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations, departs tomorrow for Europe and Asia to attend trade and climate change related meetings. Read more »

Key Glosses over Trans-Tasman Differences on TPP Deal

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

“When Prime Minister John Key addressed the Australian Parliament yesterday he talked about Australia and New Zealand ‘joining forces at the negotiated table’ for a nine-country Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA). But the two countries … Read more »

John Key: Address to Australian Parliament

Speech – New Zealand Government

It is a great privilege to address you in this esteemed chamber. I address you as Prime Minister of New Zealand, as a proud member of the trans-Tasman family, and as a former resident of this great country. Read more »

PM Addresses Australian Parliament

Press Release – New Zealand Government

John Key today addressed the Australian Parliament, and underscored New Zealand’s commitment to its closest relationship. “New Zealand is committed to your country above all others,” he told members of the Australian House and Senate this afternoon. Read more »

Third World Conditions Advocated by TPPA

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

“The Transpacific Partnership Agreement should be rejected because it includes proposals for privatising water” said Heather Marion Smith, Local Government Spokesperson for Democrats for Social Credit. Read more »

Health professionals say Pharmac must stay

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Multi-national drug companies must not be able to jeopardise Pharmac’s great work say a raft of health professional groups, including the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, the Royal New Zealand College of GPs, the College of Midwives, the Association of … Read more »

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