Say No To The TPPA

"To the Rt. Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, and the Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade:

 

We demand that the New Zealand Government abandon signing the TPP unless the text is made public, the ISDS provisions that would allow foreign corporations to sue us are rejected, a Select Committee is held and a full Parliamentary debate and vote takes place before signing the agreement.”

Will you sign?


The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Explained

This is why over 25,000 people marched on the weekend against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement calling for the Government to walk away. (Video via AJ+)

Posted by ActionStation on Monday, 17 August 2015
27,922 SIGNATURES
30,000 signatures

It’s called the TPPA - or Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement but in reality it’s more like a wish-list for big business. It's a deal so shrouded in secrecy the public and most of our elected politicians, don't even know the finer details. 

What we do know - from leaks - is if New Zealand signs the TPPA it could mean that multinational corporations will be able to sue our government and any future governments if they implement policies and law changes they say seriously impact their profit margin.

Yes, that’s right our government - and the taxpayer - could be sued by big business for implementing law changes even if they laws made in the national public interest.

Don’t think it could happen here? It’s already happening. Germany is currently being sued for 3.7 billion Euros by Swedish energy giant Vattenfall for its decision to phase-out nuclear energy.

What we do know from leaked parts of the agreement is terrifying. But most Kiwis haven't even heard about the TPPA. That's why we need to sound the alarm now, and sound it loudly. 

For more information on the TPPA, please visit: www.itsourfuture.org.nz