Labour seeks legal advice on Hager evidence
General Secretary of The New Zealand
Thursday 14 August 2014
Labour Party is disturbed by new evidence relating to the
breach of its data security in 2011 and the Prime
Minister’s office, contained in Nicky Hager’s new book,
The Party is seeking legal and other
advice, and we will be considering the matter at our
scheduled New Zealand Council meeting this weekend in
Meanwhile, we are focusing on running a positive
campaign centred on the issues New Zealanders are telling us
they care most about - work, home and families.
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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>>