The Government wants to railroad the TPP trade deal process and is treating the New Zealand public with contempt, says New Zealand First.
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The Prime Minister is backing off his government’s claims that the TPPA will be worth $5 billion to New Zealand, says New Zealand First.
The TPPA is not going to be the silver bullet that will drag New Zealand out of a dairy disaster as the prime minister keeps stating, New Zealand First says.
As farmers’ suffer another blow with a further drop in the farmgate milk price, the PM still refuses to enter the Russian market with NZ dairy and meat exports, says New Zealand First.
The government is stacking the scales in favour of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and stifling the debate, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
New Zealand First wants to know how the Prime Minister is protecting New Zealand against massive lawsuits from big business.
New Zealand First says the muted reaction to President Obama’s promotion of the TPPA in his final State of the Union raises big questions over what New Zealand is signing up to.
New Zealand First is questioning why a farcical TPPA signing will take place just before Waitangi Day, when United States lawmakers are unlikely to vote on the TPP before November’s Presidential election and US public opinion against it is growin
New Zealand First wants to change the law so international treaties are discussed and approved by Parliament before signing, preventing any government from making blank cheque commitments on behalf of New Zealanders.
The government’s promised “Gold Standard TPPA” and no sign up unless “absolutely in the best interests of New Zealand” has not come through.
Malaysia will not finalise and sign the TPPA without thorough scrutiny by its Parliament – but the National Government is denying New Zealanders this opportunity, says New Zealand First.
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