Is the TPPA a deliberate attempt at integrating the NZ economy to be basically absorbed into the larger American dominated economy?
When signed … the NZ Parliament, the House of Representatives will not be passing the TPPA into law, but only Cabinet … and the Cabinet is picked solely by the Prime Minister.
At the highest level, Cabinet decisions are in reality that of the PM, if the Prime Minister says Yes, then the PM's decision prevails.
Because these negotiations are in secret, no one knows the true agenda, however a recently leaked document showed that only two of the TPPAs 26 chapters were to do with trade. The rest were focused on new corporate rights, privileges and tools to override local government interests.
Items supposedly covered were about how secretive tribunals in other countries may/will decide on laws of this country. This then puts our NZ sovereignty at risk?
But the Australians are fighting back, especially the Australian Labour Party who need our support!
Find out why the TPPA is about keeping 'democracy out' of the equation.
Listen to an exceptionally erudite and down to earth interview with a highly articulate NZer on how NZ, as a country is giving its power and future away, due to 'we' the electorate, collectively abrogating our responsibility to become informed and act wisely.
A riveting insight to the machinations of trade and economics.