The Trans-Pacific Partnership, agreed today by 12 countries
after five years of intense talks, is a "travesty of
democracy", according to a law academic Jane Kelsey.
Westpac has retained the lucrative contract for the bulk of
the Government's banking services.
An announcement of the outcome of Trans-Pacific Partnership
discussions has been delayed.
Talks by trade ministers involved in the Trans Pacific
Partnership have been pushed out by a further day - a sign
the agreement is on the verge of a breakthrough.
When Julia Gillard became the first ''foreign'' leader to
address the New Zealand Parliament she delivered one of the
finest speeches ever given in the House.
Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific nations meeting in the
United States have extended talks on a sweeping trade deal
until Saturday in a bid to get a final agreement on the most
ambitious trade pact in a generation.
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