Public text of TPPA

Trevor Mills made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: Trevor Mills

Dear Minister of Trade,

Please have the courtesy to explain why there needs to be so much secrecy behind any involvement with the TPPA?
Why is it that our democratic values, rights and freedoms are being ignored by John Key and the National Party as a whole?
Your job, along with John Key and all politicians, is to represent New Zealand and the people of New Zealand while you are in service to the public, yet I only see failure of a party bent on misrepresentation. This means you have breached your Oath of Allegiance, as has John Key and all other National party government politicians.
Why has this National party government failed in its tasks, promises and representation. Why is this failed government intent on the TPPA, without transparency? Why is this government even bothering to do anything other than destroy, just as Robert Muldoon and his party did?
Please have the respectful consideration of releasing text of the TPPA publicly to those you are representing, or stand down from Minister of Trade.

Yours faithfully,
Trevor Mills.

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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.


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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

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Dear Trevor Mills

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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