FTA steals a march on NZ and US on agriculture in TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey Australia appears to have stolen a march on New Zealand and other parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement by concluding its longstanding negotiations for a free trade agreement with Japan overnight, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, …

One more time, PM: Parliament does not get to ratify TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey How many times do the Prime Minister and other members of the government have to be hauled up for misrepresenting the role of Parliament in making treaties, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, asked Professor Jane Kelsey from the …

Guy: NZ productivity for the Colombian agricultural sector

Speech – New Zealand Government Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure to be back in Colombia. In March last year I accompanied our Prime Minister John Key to your country where we had a very successful visit. Our Prime Minister and your President Santos …

NZ actors to rally against secretive TPPA

Press Release – Equity New Zealand Equity New Zealand will join unions, community organisations, academics, creatives and students in co-sponsoring the national Day of Action to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement thisSaturday, 29 March.

Out of the TPPA frying pan, into the EU-FTA fire?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey The National government is striking a brick wall in getting major concessions on dairy from the US and Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It will have an equal or greater battle in its plans for a free trade agreement with …

Official Opening of the Chilean Field Days

Speech – New Zealand Government Good morning. It is great to be back in Chile. This is my third trip to Latin America in just over a year, and my second trip to Chile and to this beautiful region. The last time I was here I accompanied our Prime Minister as part of a broader…