New Zealanders wary of TPP
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 9:24a.m.
A new poll shows two thirds of New Zealanders are wary of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal allowing corporations to sue governments.
Sixty-four percent of respondents to the telephone survey by Consumer Link said New Zealand should reject treaties with such clauses.
The survey comes after nearly two weeks of negotiations in Auckland by 11 countries on the trade agreement.
TPP critic Professor Jane Kelsey spoke to Firstline this morning.
Watch the interview.
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14/12/2012 11:29:00 a.m.
It is an unfortunate situation that the true agenda of the world trade organisation still remains unreported and the fraud that is currency and the monetary system are all the same.
We can never benefit, this is certain.
Dispite the best efforts of all of those who know the truth, devoted to exposing this fraud it remains a testimony to our ignorance in the assumption that "the TPP couldn't possibly be that cruel".
We will always be devalued and therefore exploited, a two for one deal on a global scale.
12/12/2012 5:34:30 p.m.
welcome to the new Greater East Asia Co-Properity Zone, suckers
12/12/2012 12:31:10 p.m.
and wary we should remain and realize that this really is the selling off of our domestic and sovereign democracy to the control of global corporate interests over and above the interests of each and every New Zealander.....I for one would like to see some more new media reporting evolve around this most secretive TPPA's corrupted self interested agenda ....corporate control is the disease that is killing or planet
12/12/2012 12:12:56 p.m.
The Country we call NZ is listed on the stock market as the NEW ZEALAND COMPANY. We are a for profit CORPORATE entity, with the asleep public the losers.
12/12/2012 11:49:14 a.m.
If our government signs it, and it bankrupts us, then what? Via La revolution, we will become like Cuba is.
12/12/2012 11:00:28 a.m.
You chose to remain deliberately blind Erm, its a stance I have noticed you embrace quite freely.
Members of the U.S trade delegation have been interviewed by the media, and one of them openly admitted to the financial clauses of the agreement and that mega corporations were deliberately pushing the financial clauses of this agreement.
She also said she had letters from senators and governors in the U.S telling her that NZ would not be given concessions on farming subsidies and that Pharmac was in major jeopardy.. meaning increased medicine prices.
12/12/2012 10:55:16 a.m.
Jacquelyne Taylor wrote:
I feel vindicated about our time devoted to do as Professor Jane Kesley has, but at street level in our case, trying to show that this is a deal that will only ultimately benefit Corporates & Trade lawyers to plunder all eleven countries assets and there will actually be NO economic or employment growth other than for THEM via the TPPA.. To try to just present us as anti trade is facile and disingenuous. In 4 years time to find out we are wholly subordinate to US foreign, financial,trade concerns when Groser is in WTO & Key heading Goldman Sachs & Collins a Tribunal Lawyer will be too late to save NZ's sovereignty. Wake up mainstream media too please.
12/12/2012 10:14:09 a.m.
We have to remember that businesses coming out in favour of this garbage agreement all hold a stake in possibly suing government.
Federated farmers comes out in support.... we'll they're a corporation arent they.
Fonterra comes out in support, again... they are a corporation arent they.
There is no group coming out in support of this that isnt set to gain from tax payers if the financial clauses of this agreement get pushed through.
A lot of self interest, but very little interest in the overall good of this agreement for the entire country.
I'm sure fonterra and the federated farmers would love to take the government to court for merely doing something as small as changing the tax levels.
Government wont be able to control or govern the corporate sector if this agreement gets pushed through.
Multi billion dollar companies with earnings that dwarf our countries entire GDP like microsoft will have more control of New Zealand than its citizens do.
12/12/2012 9:37:38 a.m.
The poll would also show that 99% od NZers haven't got a clue what the TPP agreement contains - most only know the scaremongering via Facebook.
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