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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Slate wiped clean for McCully

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:46:55 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Almost unnoticed against all the drama surrounding Waitangi Day, the long-awaited Whitehead report into how Muhammad Rizalman was whisked out of New Zealand was quietly dropped in the public domain. The final stinking nailinto any dreams of enlightenment ...More >>

McCully’s Condemnation of Satellite Launch Sadly Predictable

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:41:58 +1300 | NZ DPRK Society

Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s condemnation of North Korea’s launch of an earth observation satellite was predictable - he never strays far from American guidance. It was also sadly short-sighted. As a small country it is in our long-term interest ...More >>

NZ Condemns North Korea rocket launch

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 08:58:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned today’s long-range rocket launch by North Korea. More >>

A Manifesto For Democratising Europe (Short Version)

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 04:43:22 +1300 | DiEM25

For all their concerns with global competitiveness, migration and terrorism, only one prospect truly terrifies the Powers of Europe: Democracy! They speak in democracy’s name but only to deny, exorcise and suppress it in practice. More >>

A Manifesto For Democratising Europe (Long Version)

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 04:31:38 +1300 | DiEM25

For all their concerns with global competitiveness, migration and terrorism, only one prospect truly terrifies the Powers of Europe: Democracy! They speak in democracy’s name but only to deny, exorcise and suppress it in practice. More >>

PM And Minister Allowed to Duck for Cover

Sat, 6 Feb 2016 14:31:33 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The public can rightly label the Whitehead report a cover-up given it ignored the involvement of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Malaysian diplomat case, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland ...More >>

McCully not off hook despite report

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:04:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Whitehead report into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's handling of the Rizalman case confirms Murray McCully and his office knew officials were planning to let the diplomat leave but didn’t intervene, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson ...More >>

Report into diplomat debacle shows Ministers’ failures

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:51:32 +1300 | Green Party

The report into the treatment of a diplomat found guilty of indecent assault highlights a failure of Government Ministers to show political leadership over sexual violence, the Green Party said today.More >>

Ministry welcomes release of Whitehead Report

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:00:57 +1300 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has welcomed the public release of the Whitehead report. More >>

Whitehead report released

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:48:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has released the Whitehead Report, into diplomatic immunity issues surrounding Malaysian Defence attache Mohammad Rizalman. More >>

TPP Agreement bad for democracy

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:26:09 +1300 | ITUC

International Trade Union Confederation TPP Agreement bad for democracy, rights, public services and health Brussels, 4 February 2016 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) a major setback for employment ...More >>

Kiwis reject the TPPA

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:19:04 +1300 | It's Our Future

Around 15,000 Kiwis marched down Queen Street today to protest against the signing of the TPPA. The march was loud, diverse, family-friendly, peaceful and passionate in its opposition to the TPPA.More >>

NZ-US Council welcomes the signature of the TPP

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:15:06 +1300 | NZ US Council

NZ-US Council welcomes the signature of the TPP The Executive Director of the NZ-US Council, Fiona Cooper Clarke, has welcomed the signature of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland today. “We are delighted that the TPP has been signed, ...More >>

TPP will help remove regulatory barriers

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:31:43 +1300 | Deer Industry NZ

The main benefit for the deer industry from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be the ability to challenge any potentially unfair regulations imposed by importing countries.More >>

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:26:45 +1300 | Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers

We, the Ministers representing Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce that we have today signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.More >>

TPP casino signing gambles with our future

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:59:47 +1300 | Council of Canadians

OTTAWA – Trade ministers from 12 nations have chosen a casino and convention centre for the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), leading to criticism from fair trade advocates like the Council of Canadians that governments are gambling ...More >>

The world’s cruellest animal attractions exposed

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:26:36 +1300 | World Animal Protection

A ground breaking study has found that three out of four wildlife tourist attractions involve some form of animal abuse or conservation concerns as revealed by World Animal Protection in a report launching today (04/02/16).More >>

Scoop Coverage: TPP Signing In Auckland

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:11:03 +1300 | Scoop Full Coverage

Press releases, reaction and commentary relating to the signing ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal in Auckland on 4 February 2016.More >>

UN expert urges not to sign TPP without commiting to rights

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:53:01 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas called on Governments not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without reaffirming their human rights treaty obligations and their recent pledges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Treaty/TPP overlap, and Iowa

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:38:16 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The people who point out that we already have investor-state dispute settlement provisions in other trade deals and ‘so far so good, we haven’t had to worry about them’ …man, that is such an absurd argument. When it comes to arms reduction ...More >>

 

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