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“We reject the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework!”

APWLD members and partners attending the APWLD Convening on Trade and Corporate Power in Asia Pacific in Chiang Mai, Thailand stand together to oppose the IPEF which is currently on its first round of negotiations in Australia.

NTW on IPEF for Brisbane 10 Dec 2022

Māori communities will be impacted upon by almost every pillar of IPEF. We will therefore be monitoring closely and exercising influence over all those elements.

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CAB urges energy ministry for not signing Energy Charter Treaty

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