2012 Roger Award People’s Choice
2012 Roger Award People’s
The Website is at http://bit.ly/UIq28W
first time, the organisers of the Roger Award for the Worst
Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand
are inviting the public to have their say by voting online
for the People’s Choice winner. This is an online poll
only; the field is restricted to the eight finalists fro the
2102 Roger Award listed at the People’s Choice Website,
along with brief information about why each of them was
selected; the People’s Choice winner will be announced at
the same May Day event in Wellington at which the Roger
Award judges announce their winner. The judges’ choice is
the actual winner of the Roger Award and, as always, will be
accompanied by a detailed Judges’ Report and
Financial Analysis. There will be no equivalent
reports about the People’s Choice winner.
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>