Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 14/8/14

Press Release – Christchurch City Council Community to have say on financial issues ; Council takes stance on Trans-Pacific Partnership ; Mayor to sign Call for Action on Alcohol ; Diamond Harbour community to have say on development plans ; Committee to investigate intersection right-turn …

TPPA is a bad idea

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit Currently New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, and Mexico are still negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Officially talks finished last August, but the reality is that they keep …

TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head

Article – BusinessDesk July 21 (BusinessDesk) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general …

Can Obama Achieve Checkmate for TPPA by November?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Ottawa yesterday. The odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders summit in November hangs in the balance, according …

Gordon Campbell on TPP talks and the election in Afghanistan

Column – Gordon Campbell As negotiators gather in Ottawa this week for the latest round of talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, the opposition to (a) the TPP deal itself and (b) the Trade Promotion Authority needed to pass it into US law is increasing within …

Enhancing New Zealand – Japan cooperation

Press Release – New Zealand Government The Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon John Key and the Prime Minister of Japan His Excellency Shinzo Abe met in Auckland on 7 July 2014. Prime Minister Key welcomed Prime Minister Abe on his official visit to New Zealand and appreciated Japans …