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 …

Gordon Campbell on Judith Collins’ milking of the system

Column – Gordon Campbell The Cabinet manual not only forbids actual conflicts of interest when Ministers are performing public duties from which they or their family members and close associates might derive private gain – it also puts the onus on the Minister to actively avoid …

TPPA Ministers set to make crucial IP decisions this weekend

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey The intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that Wikileaks posted in November signalled over 100 areas of disagreement. Those square brackets have been rapidly disappearing in the lead-up to the ministerial meeting …

The Internet Party: A progressive force?

Article – Byron Clark The Internet Party is going to fundamentally change this countrys political landscape, apparently. Its unusual for a party that has not registered with the electoral commission, and who havent announced any concrete policy or candidates, to be …

Second release of secret TPP Agreement Documents

Press Release – Wikileaks On 13 November 2013, Wikileaks released the draft text of the crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agremeent (TPP) intellectual property chapter during the lead up to a TPP chief negotiators meeting in Salt Lake City on 19-24 November 2013. Today, 9 …

Second release of secret TPP Agreement Documents

Press Release – Wikileaks On 13 November 2013, Wikileaks released the draft text of the crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agremeent (TPP) intellectual property chapter during the lead up to a TPP chief negotiators meeting in Salt Lake City on 19-24 November 2013. Today, 9 …

TPPA: New Huffington Post leaks expose major divisions

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey Two internal documents from a country inside the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations have been leaked to Huffington Post and published this morning under the headline Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Political Powers In Secret …

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) IP Chapter

Press Release – Wikileaks Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter . The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more …