Q+A is back
16th March 2011
Paul Holmes and Guyon Espiner return to co-host TVNZ’s
flagship political programme in this crucial election year
along with Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson who will
lead the panel of expert political analysts.
new series of Q+A kicks off with a feature interview at 9am
this Sunday with Prime Minister, John Key, looking at our
new world after the earthquakes.
We have a television
exclusive with renowned author, film-maker and political
campaigner Tariq Ali, about the jasmine revolutions in the
Middle-East, what has sparked them and what’s likely to
emerge to replace the dictatorships. Tariq is visiting NZ
and will be live in the Q+A studio on Sunday morning.
Q+A returns to its usual slot – LIVE on TV ONE 9-10am
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versionThe 2011 Q+A Team
– Dr Jon Johansson, Paul Holmes & Guyon Espiner
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Jane Kelsey: "Shock Trade-Offs", No Deal At TPP Talks
A three-paragraph statement issued at the end of the ministerial summit was appropriately bland, given the complete void of any official information during the four-day meeting. Reading between the lines, it reveals four points about the current state of play.
First, ministers say they identified ‘potential landing zones’ for ‘the majority of key outstanding issues in the text’. Some of these decisions are hugely significant. New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have surrendered to an as-yet-undisclosed version of US-based demands on intellectual property that they have consistently deemed unacceptable.
Second, ministers were unable to reach even ‘potential’ outcomes for other key issues in the text...
Third, the US made no significant offers on market access for agriculture in Singapore. Japanese media reported a breakdown in the US-Japan talks on agriculture...
A final piece of hypocrisy in the statement is the promise to ‘further our consultation with stakeholders and engage in our respective political processes’. More>>