NZ Prime Minister defends TPP amid growing criticism

News.com.au reports that New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership while in Australia recently. The article also states that the TPP has "faced significant opposition" and quotes the Australia Institute's executive director, Dr Richard Denniss.

"The Australia Institute claims the TPP risks an explosion in the cost of medicines, less Australian television content and relaxed labelling of genetically modified foods.

"The TPP trade deal could have significant, wide-ranging implications for Australian consumers, yet we are being kept in the dark by the government," the institute's executive director Dr Richard Denniss said in a statement on Wednesday."

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10/02/2014