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Massey university compromises free speech

Article – Don Franks

Former National leader Don Brash, invited to address a Massey university student club, was stopped by vice-chancellor Jan Thomas. Read more »

Ardern talks up trade and economic policy on return to work

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern marked her return to public life by formally launching a national consultation process intended to improve public support for the pursuit of new international trade agreements and tackling head-on … Read more »

“Trade For All” consultation lacks credibility

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Trade For All consultation lacks credibility while negotiations on old model continue The Trade for All consultation announced by the Prime Minister today is predictably underwhelming and lacks credibility, says University of Auckland … Read more »

Trade for All won’t fix low business confidence

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments Trade for All agenda is simply a rehash of Nationals work on trade and wont make up for plummeting business confidence caused by the Governments anti-growth policies, Nationals Trade spokesperson Todd McClay … Read more »

Modernising our trade policy with Trade for All

Press Release – New Zealand Government

This Government is today launching its Trade for All agenda and inviting New Zealanders to have their say on what matters to them on trade policy and in trade agreements. Read more »

Trade Ministers Meet for CER Talks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP and New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Hon David Parker, have met in Auckland to strengthen trans-Tasman economic links under the Australia-New Zealand Closer … Read more »

Court of Appeal widens defamation defence

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has widened the qualified privilege defence to defamation to cover material in the public interest, beyond previous restrictions to coverage of politics, in a finding on a case relating to Mori TV from 2015. Read more »

Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Singapore has notified New Zealand it has completed its domestic procedures to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Read more »

National says UK FTA needs to enhance visa access

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Nationals Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed the United Kingdoms decision to launch public consultations of a NZ-UK FTA but says a negotiation must also ensure better access for New Zealand workers and tourists … Read more »

NZ’s Parker to attend Pacific Alliance Summit

Article – BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said he will hold talks with his Pacific Alliance counterparts in Mexico next week to seek further progress on a free trade agreement with the four-nation trade … Read more »

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