New Zealand First wants to know how the Prime Minister is protecting New Zealand against massive lawsuits from big business.
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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.
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs
Wednesday 19 February, 5.30pm
Rutherford House, Victoria University, Wellington
New Zealand and the World: Challenges We Must Meet
The clock is ticking - it’s time for the Prime Minister to give a straight answer over the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, says New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Rt Hon Winston Peters has warned that the secrecy surrounding the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations means future New Zealand governments could be trapped, without warning, at the mercy of multinationals.