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Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, Opposition News, PACER, Politics, TPPA, Trade, treaties  /  Comments Off on Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships Trade is a cornerstone of the New Zealand economy. It provides us with the things we want and need, and enables us to pay for those with exports that generate business opportunities […]

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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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Tips for a Green Easter

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, chocolate, Easter, ethical shopping, Fair trade, Green Party, Opposition News, Palm Oil, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Tips for a Green Easter

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tips for a Green Easter Who’s hanging out for the long weekend? We can’t wait! Whether you’re heading away or staying home, we hope you get to spend time with the people you love. With the weather looking damp in most parts of the country, […]

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Free trade backers are simply out of touch

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, chartered accountants, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, Fair trade, Free trade, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Free trade backers are simply out of touch

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free trade backers are simply out of touch Are the backers of free trade out of touch with public opinion? This was the question asked when the Chartered Accountants launched their Future of Trade study. I was astonished by the answer in a room of […]

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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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