It’s highly unusual for a new PM to meet a foreign leader of the opposition before she meets her fellow leader. But Julia Gillard’s direct snub of John Key is a fair payback for the leaks by the Key Government to try to help his mate Tony Abbott win the Australian election.
Trevor Mallard is right.
Key didn’t directly set up the Gillard-Goff meeting. But his actions certainly cleared the way.
PS. On Breakfast, Guyon Espiner was commenting on hot Key was upset about being usurped. Apparently, Key said ‘well the media weren’t there with Goff but they will be with me’. Pretty revealing statement. It’s all about the smile and wave, eh John?