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Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill

A Member’s bill drawn from the ballot on March 19 in the name of NZ First MP Fletcher Tabuteau. The bill says New Zealand must not enter into an agreement with one or more foreign countries that includes provision for investor-state dispute settlement. First reading debate held on July 22 and voted down by 61 to 60 with National, ACT and United Future opposed. Labour said they had serious concerns over the bill, but said it should have been sent to select committee for consideration. Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill