Posts Tagged ‘TPP Agreement’

NZ’s secret trade negotiations violate Church teaching

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The Peace and Justice Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland has joined in the Bishops’ call for transparency and democratic participation in the negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. They say these negotiations and provisions raise ethical issues in terms of the kind of country New Zealand is and violate basic principles of Read more

Vacuuming up the Pacific’s resources

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Although negotiators have agreed to the broad outlines of the TPP agreement, a new trade issue has created a snag in the process: the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Australia has refused to accept the investor-state dispute settlement, Read more