TPPA Headlines

TPP talks could be wrapped up in first-half 2015, Key says

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key says the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations could be wrapped up in the next six months and put in front of the various parliaments of the 12 nations spanning the Asia Pacific. Read more »

Public health, union, and church groups slam TPP trade deal

Press Release – AFTINET

As secret Trans-Pacific (TPP) trade talks resume in New York, an unusually diverse mix of 47 Australian community groups including public health, environment, union, church, development aid and other groups have written an open letter to Trade Minister … Read more »

Fabian Society: 2015 Prospect and 2014 Wrap-up

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

February 2015 will start with presentations from Sir Ted Thomas on The enduring Legacy of Neo-Liberalism in Wellington on Febrary 11 and in Auckland from Louise Humpage on Policy Change, social attitudes and citizenship . Professor Guy … Read more »

Pushing for a Pacific free trade area at Quito

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

Labours Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark has helped push for greater efforts to establish a Pacific free trade area at the 23rd Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Ecuador. Read more »

Must seed-saving go underground?

Press Release – Food Matters Aotearoa

New Zealand community gardens and home gardeners are likely to be undermined by trade deals such as the TPPA (1)which may allow regulation to criminalise our inherent human instinct to save the best seed for health and climatic conditions. Read more »

Voters Not Congress Should Decide TPP Trade Pact

Opinion – Stephen Crockett

We need to slow the TPP (Trans Pacific Pact) approval process down until after the 2016 elections. After the final full terms are made public, the voters should decide this issue using our democratic electoral processes. We need this to be a campaign … Read more »

New law already being abused to threaten Canadian Net users

Press Release – OpenMedia

New copyright law is already being abused to threaten Canadian Internet users with ridiculous penalties for downloading Read more »

Foreign Control Watchdog 137 – December 2014

Press Release – Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

TPPA Local Government Campaign: Well-Beings, War-Makers And Pirates Te Waka a Mui Rides The Storm by Greg Rzesniowiecki Read more »

Top 10 predictions for the Internet in 2015

Press Release – InternetNZ

In the spirit of bravery and Christmas Cheer, and with the knowledge of almost certainly being proven wrong on many of these, InternetNZ has made its Top 10 Predictions for the Internet in 2015. Read more »

TISA text: US threat to privacy, civil rights, data security

Press Release – AFTINET

Leaked US proposals in the Trade in the secret Services (TISA) negotiations include rules that would threaten privacy and civil rights protections for digital personal data Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment … Read more »

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