TPPA information request

karen munro made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: karen munro

Dear Minister of Trade,

New Zealanders have a right to know what the government is planning when signing international agreements - it is therefore vital that we are kept informed prior to any signatures.being placed on documents.

Please provide the draft text of the TPPA. This international agreement could curb New Zealanders' internet freedom and intellectual property rights among other things.

Yours faithfully,

Karen Munro

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From: T Groser (MIN)
Minister of Trade

On behalf of Hon Tim Groser, thank you for your email.  Your
correspondence has been noted and will be recorded.


All correspondence, including email,  is routed through our mail tracking
process.  Although e-mail increases the speed of delivery, the
“behind-the-scenes” efforts of the Minister’s staff in responding to
mail cannot always provide the kind of speedy response users of email may


While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if it is
obvious that you are writing only to express a personal view your opinion
will be noted but a response beyond this acknowledgement may not be sent.


Thank you again.


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From: T Groser (MIN)
Minister of Trade

Attachment OIA Response TPP.pdf
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Dear Karen Munro

Please find attached the response from Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, to your OIA request.

Yours sincerely

Bibiana Marsh
Office of Hon Tim Groser
Minister of Trade | Minister for Climate Change Issues
Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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From: karen munro

Dear T Groser (MIN),

Yet another fob-off. What does freedom of information mean if we are not able to receive the information we ask for? What is happening here - why aren't you listening?

Yours sincerely,

karen munro

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