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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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Labour-New Zealand First government should be ashamed of hollow TPPA promises

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

The Labour-New Zealand First government will be hoping that New Zealanders have got short memories as it celebrates the entry into force of the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, minus the United States.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Prof. Kelsey’s New year Message

By   /  January 4, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

I wasn’t going to write today but last night I received a press release from Prof Jane Kelsey about the fact that the TPPA- minus America ( and now called the CPTPP) went into force yesterday.

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Rethinking the trade and investment agenda in turbulent times ‘What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like’,

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

These days I feel depressed, cautiously optimistic, and frustrated at the same time.

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Converting resistance to TPPA into a new agenda for change

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

Last week I was in New York at a conference on Rethinking International Investment Governance – the investor-state dispute system (ISDS) that lets transnational corporations enforce special rights through secretive, offshore, pro-investor tribunals. 

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Govt must tell NZers if the TPPA-11 is its bottom line

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

US President Donald Trump instructed his National Economic Council Director and the United States Trade Representative to look into joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that he quit just over a year ago. This follows his earlier suggestion that he would consider doing so, provided its terms were made more beneficial to the US.

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GUEST BLOG: Edward Miller – Triggering the doomsday device: how the current CPTPP process violates Confidence and Supply, and what the Greens should do about it

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The Greens now remain the only party opposed to the CPTPP. That opposition has been predominantly comprised of a series of rousing speeches in the House from MP Golriz Ghahraman. With only 8 seats in the House, the Greens have been left explaining to their voters that there’s not much else they can do to change course.

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