“Clark first in Rudd queue”
Kevin Rudd has pledged to broaden relations with New Zealand after a flying visit by Helen Clark to put “Kiwi issues” on the new Australian prime minister’s radar.
In a sign of the importance placed on relations with the new Australian government, the New Zealand prime minister flew to Brisbane yesterday for a working lunch with Mr Rudd, the first foreign leader to meet him since he was sworn in.
Climate change dominated their talks, deliberately low-key, with few officials present for the meeting at Mr Rudd’s Brisbane home.
While National would like everyone to believe that they’d have just as fraternal a relationship with Kevin and Aussie Labor, I’m not so sure.
(Photo from The Age)