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Alliance says TPPA would lock in a corporate power grab


[PICTURED- People in Tokyo protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in April.                         Photo credit Public Citizen via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)]

The Alliance Party says the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could lock New Zealand into a future where economic and political decisions are made by and for a small elite.

Negotiators having been working on this trade deal since 2007 and met in Auckland this week to have another go at hammering out an agreement.

Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says we should not be so naïve as to imagine that anything good for New Zealande...