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.
Rt Hon Winston Peters has challenged the Prime Minister to publicly explain the concessions New Zealand is secretly making at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations.
New Zealand First says the discovery of part of an animal limb in a shipment of Palm Kernel extract from Asia shows the Government's “hands off" approach to biosecurity is failing.
Speech: Address to the Trans Pacific Partnership Negotiators
Rydges Hotel, 59 Federal Street, Auckland
Wednesday 5 December, 12.30pm
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.
The road show circus that makes up the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations rolled into Auckland this week.
New Zealand First today in Parliament found the Government unwilling to answer questions about the secrecy surrounding the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations or how it would provide jobs for New Zealanders.
New Zealand First has warned the government not to carry out a slash and burn exercise at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade because it will seriously affect this country’s overseas trade.
New Zealand First says the Government’s heavy-handed closure of New Zealand embassies and cuts to staffing levels makes us an international laughing stock.