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EXCLUSIVE: An open invitation from Professor Jane Kelsey

By   /  January 23, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

Now is the time to get out there and be visible in your opposition. WE NEED YOU THERE TO FILL THE TOWN HALL and show the government and corporate beneficiaries we don’t want a bar of their TPPA!

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BREAKING: Offshore confirmation: Ministers to sign TPPA in NZ on 4 February 2016

By   /  January 7, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

The ministers from the twelve countries who negotiated the the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will sign it in New Zealand on 4 February, a government spokesperson from Chile has confirmed.

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EXCLUSIVE: OPEN LETTER FROM JANE KELSEY TO LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

By   /  November 7, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  44 Comments

TPPA Fails all 5 Labour Causes Bottom Lines – Labour Must Tell National Not to Sign the TPPA!

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BREAKING: TPPA text finally released – too little, too late!

By   /  November 6, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Raw News feed  /  10 Comments

It is not clear whether this will also start the 90-day countdown before President Obama is allowed to sign the agreement under US law, or whether any of the other countries would sign unilaterally before the US does.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jane Kelsey – TPPA HAS NOT BEEN SIGNED. Crucial protest on 14 Nov

By   /  November 2, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

This is no time for surrender or fatigue. Other countries are fighting to ensure the political price is too high for their governments to do so and that opposition parties make an uncompromising commitment to reject the still-secret deal.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jane Kelsey responds to Catherine Beard’s pro TPPA column

By   /  October 27, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey  /  23 Comments

On 22 October 2015 the NZ Herald published an extraordinary piece of contorted logic by Catherine Beard, who claimed the right of foreign investors to sue nation states through investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ‘protects New Zealand’s sovereignty’.

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EXCLUSIVE: My response to the Official Information Act win against the TPPA

By   /  October 16, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  60 Comments

I wanted to let the dust settle before writing about Justice Collins’ decision this week that Trade Minister Tim Groser acted unlawfully when he refused to release any information relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to me under the Official Information Act (OIA).

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MUST READ: Sober reflections on the TPPA deal – and why we need to keep fighting

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  54 Comments

who gave the Prime Minister and Trade Minister the right to sacrifice our rights to regulate foreign investment, to decide our own copyright laws, to set up new SOEs, and whatever else they have agreed to in this secret deal and present it to us as a fait accompli?

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Helen Clark needs to heed her own UN advisers on TPPA

By   /  October 1, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  84 Comments

In standing beside National Prime Minister John Key and appearing to endorse the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) Helen Clark has forgotten the most vulnerable New Zealanders who will bear the brunt of the government’s concessions to US demand

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The latest on the fight against TPPA

By   /  September 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Five and a half years is enough! The obsessive secrecy that shrouds the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations was challenged in the High Court in Wellington on Monday.

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10 days till Groser swallows the TPPA rat?

By   /  September 22, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

There is now an increasingly active propaganda machine trying to sell the deal.

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Jane Kelsey responds to Labour’s TPPA announcement

By   /  July 25, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Labour’s attempt to spin this announcement to appear to take a principled position that meets its members’ concernsm is disingenuous at best. There is only one red line in this list. The rest you can drive a bus through.

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Tell Labour to stop equivocating and reject the TPPA

By   /  July 18, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

Labour would apparently oppose a TPPA that limits the government’s ability to regulate for environment, public health, safety or competition policy. It’s obvious the Agreement will do that.

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The FIRE Economy

By   /  July 14, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  46 Comments

How would New Zealanders respond if we faced a crisis of the magnitude confronting Greece today? Or that of Iceland or Ireland in 2009, or Argentina in the early 2000s?

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How many leaks does it take to sink a dodgy ship?

By   /  June 5, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

Just as growing numbers of Kiwis have challenged the back door dealings in the TPPA, we need them to send the same message over TISA and any other secret negotiation over which we are given no say.

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Latest TPPA setback another black eye for John Key

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

My advice is that the TPPA ministers should treat the Senate vote as more evidence that there is no support for this controversial deal, even in the country that stands to benefit most.

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