Statement from Woolworths Chairman Ralph Waters
Distributed on behalf of Woolworths Limited
Statement from Chairman Ralph
I completely reject Mr Jones' allegations
and find his insinuations highly offensive.
contribution to business in New Zealand speaks for
For the last 13 years I have worked at a senior
level with companies such as Fletcher Building, Fisher and
Paykel Appliances, Fonterra and Westpac New Zealand.
extremely disappointed in Mr Jones' behaviour. Attacking an
individual and business through the Parliament is no way for
any politician to deal with an issue of concern or engage
with the business
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On The Last Rites For The TPP
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.
To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.
National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>