GPJA 448 (Part 2 of 3): News from Aotearoa New Zealand (12/12/12)

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TPP PROTESTS

Traffic cop involved in repeated assaults on protestors

Two thirds of New Zealanders wary of TPP that allows foreign investors to sue http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00188/two-thirds-wary-of-tpp-that-allows-foreign-investors-to-sue.htm

Jane Kelsey: Secret talks breed scepticism http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10853401

Protesters condemn ‘secret trade deals’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/8059002/Protesters-condemn-secret-trade-deals

TPPA protests in Nelson

Gordon Campbell: NZ’s embarrassing TPP overtures to the US http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1212/S00068/gordon-campbell-nzs-embarrassing-tpp-overtures-to-the-us.htm

Plea for Government to prove commitment to democracy http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00161/plea-for-government-to-prove-commitment-to-democracy.htm

Secret trade deal will affect the cost of health care in New Zealand http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/un-doctored/2012/december-2012/10/secret-trade-deal-will-affect-the-cost-of-health-care-in-new-zealand.aspx

Mana: TPPA Negotiations = Giving Away our Sovereignty for Pie in the Sky http://mana.net.nz/2012/12/tppa-negotiations-giving-away-our-sovereignty-for-pie-in-the-sky/

Citizen A TPP Special with Martyn Bomber Bradbury, Mike Dolan from Teamsters & Professor Jane Kelsey http://livenews.co.nz/2012/12/citizen-a-tpp-special-with-martyn-bomber-bradbury-mike-dolan-from-teamsters-professor-jane-kelsey/

Al Jazeera backgrounds TPPA – potential ‘corporate coup d’etat’ http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/global-al-jazeera-backgrounds-tppa-potential-corporate-coup-detat-8171-0

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1415517774-tpp-petition-to-be-delivered-to-officials

http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=158394&fm=newsmain%2Cnrhl

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1750374911-hundreds-turn-out-to-protest-against-tpp-negotiations

http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-presence-high-at-Auckland-Trans-Pacific-Partnership-protest/tabid/423/articleID/279698/Default.aspx

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10852773

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/8056161/Police-hurt-in-violence-over-trade-talks

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/122970/trade-protest-underestimated-by-police

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1128066597-varying-accounts-of-how-tpp-protest-turned-ugly

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/63830-protests-turn-violent-at-trade-talks-in-new-zealand

http://english.cri.cn/6826/2012/12/08/2702s737357.htm

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-12-08/violence-hits-free-trade-talks-in-nz/1057894

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/protesters-try-force-way-into-free-trade-talks-5273255

http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/policing-tpp-provocative-and-stupid/5/142910

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8054980/Officers-attacked-at-anti-free-trade-protests

“TPP a threat to democracy”, delivery at rally tomorrow http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00119/tpp-a-threat-to-democracy-delivery-at-rally-tomorrow.htm

Auckland protest against TPPA outside Casino

Copyright clampdown – How we use the internet and access to music, books, and films are at risk in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, sector groups claim. Geoff Cumming hears their concerns http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10852640

The TPP – what does it mean for science? http://sciblogs.co.nz/griffins-gadgets/2012/12/05/the-tpp-what-does-it-mean-for-science/

TPPA a threat to the environment https://climatejusticetaranaki.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/media-release-tppa-a-threat-to-the-environment/

Briar Mannering: Put NZ’s health before interests of big pharma http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10852419

Police view! Protest violence unacceptable http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00127/protest-violence-unacceptable.htm

Unions ask the tough questions about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00187/unions-ask-the-tough-questions-about-the-tppa.htm

TPPA Secret Deals http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=DcozSFrY-_I&NR=1

VIDEO OF TPPA PROTESTS

Video: NZ Police Assault Woman Protester At TPPA Protest http://livenews.co.nz/2012/12/video-nz-police-assault-woman-protester-at-ttpa-protest/

The Big Push Against #TPPA Pt 1 http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/27566332

The Big Push Against #TPPA Pt 2

#D8 Protests Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland, New Zealand http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oFhFYTz3yeM

Comment by Mike Treen, Unite National Director at TPPA protest 8.12.12

Wellington protest against TPPA and ‘treacherous MPs’

D8 TPPA Shutdown Protesters Refuse To Be Ignored http://occupysavvy.com/2012/12/08/d8-tppa-shutdown-protesters-refuse-to-be-ignored/

“Like GI in the Sunshine”- Police Thuggery at #D8 #TPPA protests. http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/like-gi-in-sunshine-police-thuggery-at.html

Stop the TPPA #D8 The Big March https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAItJpAdIRc&feature=plcp

Marama Davidson Speaks for Maori Against the TPPA

NEW ZEALAND

GCSB to be a defendant in Dotcom hearing http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/gcsb-defendant-in-dotcom-hearing-5266503

Ambassador reveals Israel’s preconditions by Leslie Bravery http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/533

Government ‘policy’ on climate change: ecocide and homicide http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/538

Govt Found Investing Illegally In Cluster Bombs http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1212/S00122/govt-found-investing-illegally-in-cluster-bombs.htm

Harawira pleads not guilty over protest http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/8046141/Harawira-pleads-not-guilty-over-protest

Auckland 24/7 sexual violence crisis service wins reprieve http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00118/auckland-247-sexual-violence-crisis-service-wins-reprieve.htm

More From A New Zealander Caught Up In The Typhoon http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2541128/more-from-a-new-zealander-caught-up-in-the-typhoon

Growing Political Support For Unmask Palm Oil Campaign http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00158/growing-political-support-for-unmask-palm-oil-campaign.htm

Bryan Gould: Maori issues matter to Pakeha too http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10852943

Doctors accepting thousands from drug companies http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/doctors-accepting-thousands-drug-companies-5273997

POVERTY & WELFARE DEBATE

Report on child poverty a breakthrough for kiwi children http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00159/report-on-child-poverty-a-breakthrough-for-kiwi-children.htm

Raising family income key to addressing child poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1212/S00164/raising-family-income-key-to-addressing-child-poverty.htm

More investment needed to reduce cost of child poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00156/more-investment-needed-to-reduce-cost-of-child-poverty.htm

EAG Report Highlights Lack of Access to Financial Assistance http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00157/eag-report-highlights-lack-of-access-to-financial-assistance.htm

Downturn making kids sick, Govt urged to act now http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10853044

Bare Your Soles for Child Poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00077/bare-your-soles-for-child-poverty.htm

Beneficiary Impact – Come get what is rightfully yours http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00133/beneficiary-impact-come-get-what-is-rightfully-yours.htm

So many sick Maori and Pacific children – Government must http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00129/so-many-sick-maori-and-pacific-children-government-must.htm

HRC: Call for national plan to end child poverty http://www.hrc.co.nz/2012/call-for-national-plan-to-end-child-poverty

Feed the Kids http://mana.net.nz/2012/12/feed-the-kids/

Poverty Watch 15 http://thestandard.org.nz/poverty-watch-15/

Beneficiary Impact sees ‘shocking need for food grants’ http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/beneficiary-impact-sees-shocking-need-food-grants/5/143033

Poverty a giant hurdle to learning http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10852429

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Five arrested in migrant labour exploitation probe http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/five-arrested-in-migrant-labour-exploitation-probe-5264340/video

Forestry bosses have blood on their hands http://iso.org.nz/2012/12/10/forestry-bosses-have-blood-on-their-hands/

Being fired for union membership is disgraceful http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00128/being-fired-for-union-membership-is-disgraceful.htm

Streamlined wage scrutiny makes smaller pay rise likely http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10852254

Insecurity picket on TV1 (at 5m 15s) http://tvnz.co.nz/one-news/2012-12-05-video-5263949

Regulate Security Firms – Union http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2540571/regulate-security-firms-union

Govt Cannot Absolve Themselves Of Hillside Responsibilty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00068/govt-cannot-absolve-themselves-of-hillside-responsibilty.htm

Home carers launch case for travel pay http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/home-carers-launch-case-travel-pay-5235787

Worker clocks up 160km to go to jobs http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/8006085/Worker-clocks-up-160km-to-go-to-jobs

Campaign against youth minimum wage launched http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10850452

Carter Holt Harvey job losses averted http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00098/carter-holt-harvey-job-losses-averted.htm

MPs told starting-out wage repugnant to justice http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/122737/mps-told-starting-out-wage-repugnant-to-justice

Raw Audio: Tour Guide Fired Over Hobbit Incident, Union Membership http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1212/S00063/raw-audio-tour-guide-fired-over-hobbit-incident-union-post.htm

Kill the Hobbit Subsidies to Save Regular Earth http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-04/kill-the-hobbit-subsidies-to-save-regular-earth.html

The Hobbit – tainted love by Helen Kelly Trades Union Council President http://robin.hosts.net.nz/~admin219/helen-kellys-column-3/#more-24647

Govt ignored SME worker warnings http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/8019152/Govt-ignored-SME-worker-warnings

Court backs worker on Kiwisaver http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8030688/Court-backs-workers-on-KiwiSaver

Company fined $50k after teenage worker crushed http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10852548

NUPE: Fishery Officers Undervalued http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00192/fishery-officers-undervalued.htm

Immigration New Zealand Shatters Migrants’ Holidays & Future http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00190/immigration-new-zealand-shatters-migrants-holidays-future.htm

NZ ECONOMY

New Zealand’s big four banks are the developed world’s most profitable, ahead even of their Australian parents http://www.interest.co.nz/news/59937/new-zealands-big-four-banks-are-developed-worlds-most-profitable-ahead-even-their-austral

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