TPPA Facts

About Us

In recent weeks the Government’s spin machine has been in overdrive, trying to convince New Zealanders that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is good for us. They’ve marketed the deal as a “21st century agreement”, and accused opponents of lacking “economic literacy.” But when Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says there is a real risk that the TPPA “will benefit the wealthiest sliver of the global elite at the expense of everyone else”, one has to ask, who does the 21st century really belong to?

Is the TPPA really a good deal for all New Zealanders? Will people and governments be allowed to protect public health and the environment? Or will corporate lobbyists get to set the terms? Our hope is that this website will help you make up your own minds.


Who funded this site?

This site was funded by ordinary Kiwis, who chipped in to have the site designed and built. This crowd-funding effort was co-ordinated by ActionStation, a community campaigning group with more than 140,000 active members. ActionStation members have been campaigning over the past 18 months to raise awareness about the TPPA, and counter Government spin and pro-TPPA rhetoric.

The factsheets on the site were drafted by ActionStation staff and volunteers based on expert, independent and peer-reviewed analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement text provided by the New Zealand Law Foundation, an independent legal trust.

Shout out to our partners, contributors and allies on this campaign!

With special thanks to It's Our Future, TPPLegal, Megan Salole (Design) BlueTwist (Web Development), George Salvat and Gemma Plank (Research) and of course the thousands of ActionStation members who chipped in to make this website a reality.

 

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What do the factsheets cover?

The factsheets cover a range of aspects of the deal including copyright and intellectual property, economic costs and benefits, medicines and public health, environment and climate change, investors’ rights, the Treaty of Waitangi and democracy.

What is ActionStation?

ActionStation is an independent, crowd-funded and member-led campaigning group established in 2014 to enable the large community of Kiwis with shared progressive values to take powerful, coordinated action on urgent issues we care about. We are affiliated with no political party, and answer only to our members, who stand for a fair society, a thriving environment and transparent accountable politics.

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ActionStation is a growing community of more than 120,000 Kiwis who take action both on and offline to achieve progressive outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Shout out to our partners, contributors and allies on this campaign!

With special thanks to It's Our Future, TPPLegal, Megan Salole (Design) BlueTwist (Web Development), George Salvat and Gemma Plank (research) and of course the thousands of ActionStation members who chipped in to make this website a reality.