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Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Fair trade, Green Party, investor state dispute, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  /  Comments Off on Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense The recent high-fiving between the government and agricultural exporters over ratification of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is empty gesture politics in an election year. Ratification by New Zealand means nothing. New Zealand law changes are not implemented unless […]

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Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, ISDS, Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, USA  /  Comments Off on Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA News that Prime Minister Bill English is expected to try and resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) when he meets with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull this weekend makes me question why English is intent on flogging this particular […]

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Re-think trade deals for a fair and clean economy

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Economy, Work, & Welfare, EU, Fair trade, Free trade, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, NBR, Opposition News, Politics, Sierra Club, TISA, TPP, TPPA, Trade, trade agreements, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TTIP, USA  /  Comments Off on Re-think trade deals for a fair and clean economy

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Re-think trade deals for a fair and clean economy Donald Trump didn’t kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), popular opinion did. Trump – and Hillary Clinton for that matter – wouldn’t have campaigned against the TPPA if they didn’t think that would align them with […]

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RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, ISDS, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, RCEP, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, The Issues, Todd McClay, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  /  Comments Off on RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes The lesson from the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) should have been that it is time to re-think this type of so-called trade agreement. But despite warnings from internationally-recognised experts, there are more secretive “trade” negotiations […]

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The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Donald Trump, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Election 2016, Green Party, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, Society & Culture, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trump  /  Comments Off on The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The TPPA is dead – what next for trade? Top of the “to do” list for incoming President Trump (it will take a while to get used to writing that) are changes to trade policy. Number one is rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). […]

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