TPPA Headlines

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Nov 30

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Finance 1.Hon STEVEN JOYCE (National) to the Minister of Finance : Can he confirm he plans to increase net core Crown debt from $59.5 billion as at 30 June 2017 to $67.6 billion by 2022; and can he confirm debt will not increase … Read more »

David Parker asked to intervene as WTO cancels NGO registrat

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Ive written to Trade Minister David Parker this morning asking him to intervene urgently over the sudden and bizarre de-registration of representatives of prominent NGOs who had been accredited to attend the World Trade Organization ministerial conference … Read more »

Pacific trade deal PACER-Plus is PACER-minus

Press Release – AFTINET

The PACER-plus trade deal with the Pacific Islands, tabled in the Senate today, has not been signed by Papua New Guinea and Fiji, the two largest Pacific island economies which together represent over 80% of GDP of the combined island economies, … Read more »

Parliament Questions and Answers – Nov 28

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Prime Minister 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by her Government’s policy that they will “strengthen New Zealand’s democracy by increasing public participation, openness, … Read more »

Foreign Policy Blues: Australian Foreign Policy White Paper

Article – Binoy Kampmark

The Australian Foreign Policy White paper was touted as a main course for consumers of policy, a document that revealed the inner workings of those creatures working for the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs. Its temper is predictable, its prose … Read more »

Q+A: Dr Liam Fox interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

UK turns to NZ for free trade advice UK international trade secretary Dr Liam Fox is in New Zealand, and in an interview with TVNZ1s Corin Dann, he revealed the UK is looking to New Zealand with its greater global significance for ways … Read more »

NZ sovereignty threatened by trade deal, say academics

Press Release – University of Auckland

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could prevent our government from regulating drug advertisements that target New Zealanders, according to a new academic paper. In their article, Trade Agreements and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals … Read more »

Protect New Zealand’s GE-Free Advantage in the CPTPP

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The Government has begun renegotiating a new version of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The negotiations have not revealed whether New Zealand will … Read more »

Tighter overseas investment regime targets more than houses

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The government has begun policy work to tighten up further the sale of New Zealand assets to foreign investors, with new instructions to the Overseas Investment Office required to give effect to any new rules. Read more »

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – The Nation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan. Read more »

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