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PM Presser: Travel Perks, APEC, TPP & Kiwifruit

PM Talks Kiwifruit PSA infections - APEC and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) & Pansy Wong and the End of Overseas MP Travel Perks


Scoop Audio + Photos : Prime Minister's Post Cabinet Press Conference -Monday November 15, 2010


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Biosecurity Minister David Carter and Prime Minister John Key at the Monday, 15 Nov 2010 press conference See more images below

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  • Scoop Audio (40 Minutes): Audio on Demand of NZ Prime Minister John Key's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held yesterday afternoon. The PM began with a statement on the kiwifruit PSA bacteria outbreak and a Q&A with Biosecurity Minister David Carter on the government response. This was followed by extensive discussion about the PM's views on overseas travel perks for MPs, MP remuneration in general the case of Pansy Wong in particular: The conference also covered.
    - the PM's trip to APEC and his meetings on the Trans Pacific Partnership
    - the PM's views on currency valuation
    - the PM''s views on Mark Weldon's criticisms of the planned Financial Markets Authority legislation.

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  • Scoop Audio (2 Minutes): Audio on Demand snippet from NZ Prime Minister John Key's post Cabinet press conference 15 November 2010. The Prime Minister answers questions about the Trans Pacific Partnership in the context of Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey's newly published book "No Ordinary Deal" featuring the writing of a wide range of academics critiquing the NAFTA model which lies behind the TPP negotiating texts. The PM described the authors assertion that the texts included provisions allowing for private companies to sue sovereign nations as "far fetched". He then ruled out NZ support for any such provisions.

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    Biosecurity Minister David Carter and Prime Minister John Key



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    Biosecurity Minister David Carter


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    Prime Minister John Key


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    Prime Minister John Key


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