: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee chair Mark Mitchell in Iraq at Camp Taji

On the TPP frontline

It’s perhaps appropriate that the MP who has steered the Select Committee report on the TPP was not so long ago more comfortable in a flak jacket. Mark Mitchell, chair of the Foreign Affairs Defence and T…
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FrontPage: Labour's Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson in the audience at the Auckland EMA office opening yesterday --- one of three Labour MPs there. 

Labour confirms it will vote against TPP

Labour has confirmed that it will vote against the TPP legislation the Government will introduce into Parliament next week. Finance spokesperson, Grant Robertson, confirmed this to POLITIK last night. Howe…
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FrontPage: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief Trade Negotiator David Walker

Ministry won't back down

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has simply dismissed claims that some of the economic modelling on the TPP contained a basic arithmetical error. The report back to Parliament yesterday of the Sele…
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The Maori Party way

The Government can forget about any RMA reforms if it tinkers with the iwi participation agreement proposal in the Bill currently before a Select Committee. Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the p…
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