Key Notes: Why should NZ be on the UN Security Council?

Column – New Zealand National Party

I put New Zealands case for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, and met with President Obama along with other US dignitaries. Our relationship with the United States is in great shape. Watch my latest video to hear more about my visit. Read more »

WikiLeaks reveals secret plan to damage NZ’s public service

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says todays release by WikiLeaks of the draft text for the secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex has shone much needed light on a plan which would have significant impacts on New Zealands … Read more »

Key doing deal with US that benefits Wall Street

Press Release – Green Party

John Key needs to tell the public why New Zealand is currently involved in a trade deal to benefit Wall Street at the expense of Queen Street, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

Leaked Agreement would lock in failed neoliberal model

Press Release – First Union

Today Wikileaks released the secret draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, ahead of the next round of TISA negotiations in Geneva next week. Read more »

TISA trade talks will lock NZ into finance rules behind GFC

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

While our eyes have been focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the New Zealand government has been negotiating an equally secretive deal with 22 other, mainly rich, countries, said Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

PM’s United States Visit ‘Scary’, Says Internet Party

Press Release – Internet Party

The Internet Party is sounding alarm bells over John Keys week-long trip to the United States because the Prime Minister does not have safe hands when it comes to protecting New Zealands sovereignty. Read more »

US Visit Focuses on Duty-Free Access to TPP Markets

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand CEO, Dr Scott Champion pressed home the need for comprehensive tariff elimination in the Trans Pacific partnership during a visit to the United States last week. Read more »

Minister to attend trans-Tasman consumer forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Australia today to attend a trans-Tasman consumer affairs forum. The two-day Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs (CAF) begins in Cairns on Thursday. Mr Foss will join Australian … Read more »

Prevention of fracking harms would be shackled by trade deal

Press Release – OraTaiao

A new report concludes that fracking practices in NZ pose risks to health and the environment. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has recommended that regulations be overhauled and tightened to protect New Zealanders from harm. But … Read more »

Dunne Speaks on Drones, Foreign Policy and Trade

Column – United Future NZ Party

Despite constant claims that New Zealand follows an independent foreign policy, the truth is that we have never been far from the cringe factor. Read more »

CER-ASEAN Integration Partnership Forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser has announced that the fourth CER-ASEAN Integration Partnership Forum will take place in Auckland on 22 May 2014. Read more »

Singapore ministerial shows NZ likely to pay price for TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

At the end of a two-day ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Singapore it seems clearer than ever that New Zealand stands to get almost nothing if they do reach a deal, and we will pay a very high price in return, … Read more »

Goodhew to attend APEC forum in China

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Womens Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew will travel to Beijing today to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum as Head of the New Zealand delegation. Read more »

Minister to visit China, Singapore and Japan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart tomorrow for Qingdao, China to represent the New Zealand Government at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) on 17-18 May. Read more »

TPPA secrecy scales bizarre new heights

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The government has maintained an absurd veil of secrecy over the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and it keeps getting worse, according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

Open letter to PM: TPPA puts profits before health

Press Release – NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is one of a more than 260 health sector individuals and organisations to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister today, warning of the threat to New Zealanders health from the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Read more »

Select Committee Given Strong Opposition to Plain Packaging

Press Release – British American Tobacco

The Select Committee on tobacco plain packaging heard strong opposition from New Zealands largest tobacco company, British American Tobacco New Zealand (BATNZ), when it appeared before the Committee in Auckland today. Read more »

Huge international TPP campaign, 3.1mil signature petition

Press Release – It’s Our Future

As U.S. President Obama returned from a week of crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, a large, broad-based international campaign took its message to the heart of Washington, D.C. Last night, a projection of a 3.1 million signature petition … Read more »

Public services at risk from secret international talks

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says a new report has revealed the chilling impacts of a new deal being negotiated behind closed doors by New Zealand, Australia, the US and 20 other parties. Read more »

Japan-Australia deal makes TPP even more important

Press Release – Meat Industry Association

The recently-concluded economic partnership agreement between Australia and Japan makes a high quality TPP outcome even more important, according to the New Zealand red meat sector. Read more »

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