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Community campaigning group ActionStation supports the recommendations of the Shewan Review into New Zealand’s trust laws and say the proposed register of trusts should be publically accessible, as per option 3 in the options for reform of the trust laws. Spokesperson for the organisation, Ryan Mearns, says; “The Shewan Review has shown that  our trust laws are completely inadequate. The Government should adopt all recommendations made in the review, especially the need for a publicly available register of beneficial owners of trusts. This is needed urgently to clear up the reputational damage that has been done by the Panama Papers,...

Members of community group ActionStation say the Government’s decision not to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota for two years is deeply disappointing.

Crowdfunded stunt at Auckland Airport welcoming Trade Ministers arriving to sign TPPA Photo credit: Artur Francisco Last month, we asked ActionStation members to contribute to a giant people-powered submission on the TPPA. I’m so happy to report that more than 2,500 of you took part in the process and together we’ve created the biggest collaborative parliamentary submission our movement has ever been a part of. To give you a sense of what a big deal that is, we've just been told by Select Committee staff who process the submissions that the number they usually receive sits around the 50 - 250 mark....

  The government has opened up the call for public submissions on the TPPA. We’re collecting thousands of submissions on behalf of ActionStation members, and collating them into one giant people-powered submission that we’ll present to Select Committee in the form of a video and giant letter of concern (think: a massive scroll of paper rolled out at the Committee with tens of thousands of names of Kiwis deeply concerned about the TPPA). Will you join us and make your voice heard on the TPPA?  

We surveyed ActionStation members and others to ask what we as a movement should do next in the TPPA campaign and here is what our community said: We used these results to inform discussion at the Auckland TPPA group meeting, where there were activists from It's Our Future and Real Choice present and here is what we decided to do together: