If not for the surprise election result, Ardern would almost certainly have been able to score real policy gains with a Labor PM in her Canberra meeting.
Trump has welshed on the Manus deal to Australia… On the weekend, Turnbull humiliated Jacinda Ardern in turn, by once again rejecting New Zealand’s offer.
This week, National leader Bill English is claiming that farmers could face a $50,000 cost increase from Labour’s water tax plans. Another phantom fear.
Australia has had no less than four Trumpist political parties and may yet get a fifth. The good news is they have been surprisingly ineffectual.
We got a less manicured and truer picture of Bill English at yesterday’s press conference
Lyndon Hood wonders why these people haven’t run out of credit