Registration of Ban1080 and Logo [8/8/14]
Registration of Ban1080 and Logo
August 2014 News items
On 8 August 2014 the Electoral
Commission determined applications made under Part 4 of the
Electoral Act 1993 to register the following political party
The Electoral Commission determined that the party
and logo be registered in accordance with sections 67 and
71F of the Electoral Act 1993. The Register of Political
Parties and logos has been updated
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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>>