Jul 16, 2008

Australian And New Zealand Treasurers to Meet

Fran O'Sullivan looks at the agenda for tomorrow's meeting between Wayne Swan and Michael Cullen. This is an important meeting, with the mutual imputation of franking credit issue, emissions trading, proposals for the portability of superannuation schemes, and the Australian Government's stalled push for an investment protocol to be added to the Closer Economic Relations agreement all due to be discussed. It will be good to see progress on all issues but we do wonder whether Australia will be giving too much away to what it sees as a lame duck administration (with a joke for a Foreign Minister).