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Add ‘Trade for All’ to the list of government sell-outs

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  38 Comments

Some have asked why my radio silence over recent months. Simple. Once it became clear that I could have zero influence on this government’s trade and investment policy, I have been working where I can make a difference. There are other governments, international institutions, and influencers who are genuinely rethinking the current rule-book and resisting moves to make it even worse.

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Farewell and Thanks to a Rangatira

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Farewell and Thanks to a Rangatira

Last Thursday at Mangamuka we buried Rua Rakena, a quiet revolutionary who had an extraordinary, but largely unsung, influence on Maori and Tiriti politics from the 1960s to the 1990s

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Why NZ must get rid of ISDS now

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Information just revealed under Australia’s Freedom of Information Act shows taxpayers bore half the AUD23 million cost of defeating an investment dispute brought by tobacco giant Philip Morris.

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Big Tech & Free Trade

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

On the ‘knowledge’ panel at the hui in October 2018 on What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy for New Zealand, Professor Jane Kelsey explained how trade rules on ‘e-commerce’ would cement the dominance of Big Tech and close off our ability to shape the digital domain in the public good.

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NZ Joins Breakaway Push for WTO E-Commerce Rules that Protect Google etc from Regulation

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Documents I’ve obtained under the Official Information Act, although heavily redacted, show our government really has no idea of the implications.

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Food for thought as we work to re-set NZ’s trade and investment agenda

By   /  January 27, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

In the past week Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been a cheerleader for free trade negotiations with the United Kingdom and European Union, aiming the finish the EU one within the year.

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Launch of JusTrade.nz heralds a new campaign for a 21st century trade agenda

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

‘The message from the hui was very clear: we need to generate real alternatives that confront climate change and disruption, while supporting sustainable local businesses and jobs that pay a living wage, in a nation founded on te Tiriti o Waitangi.’

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