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TPPA hurdle good news for Kiwis

This morning’s news that ‘Fast Track’ authority has failed to clear the latest hurdle in the US Senate will give Kiwis that have voiced their opposition to the TPPA a reason to rejoice, according to It’s Our Future spokesperson Edward Miller.

“Tens of thousands of Kiwis have spoken out against the TPPA, marching in the streets, sending letters to Ministers, lobbying their local councils and many other actions. This vote is good news for them”, said Miller.

“Kiwis have said time and time again that we don’t want secret deals that amplify corporate control over our country; it would appear that the US Congress doesn’t want that either”, said Miller.

“Trade Minister Groser’s comments on Radio NZ this morning indicate that while other countries like Japan and Canada see Fast Track as critical, he would be happy to proceed without it.”

“In other words, Groser is happy to let the US Congress pick a supposedly final deal apart, without giving the New Zealand Parliament any input at all.”

“Our work nonetheless continues. We are looking forward to seeing debate on the Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill in the coming weeks, and we will continue to put pressure on the Government to reflect the concerns of New Zealanders, not foreign investors.”


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