Oct 30, 2008

Australia-New Zealand Relations Drifting Further Apart

There is a very disturbing article in Trans Tasman today. It suggests a failure in our foreign policy vis a vis our major trading partner and closest ally. You should subscribe and read the full article but we disagree with the suggested cause. It has nothing to do with a lack of a High Commissioner. It is all to do with Kevin Rudd, described today by a contact as Sarkozy on steroids....

Here is the first para of the TT story

Senior Ministers are becoming increasingly concerned at the drift between Canberra and Wellington over major policy as the Rudd Govt charts its own course without bothering to consult. This has already been most evident in coordination over the response to the global economic crisis.