Trans-Tasman relations to take new level

Ardern & Albanese in Sydney
Trans-Tasman relations to take new level: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets her counterpart Anthony Albanese in Sydney for their talks. Photo: Bridie Witton/Stuff

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At today’s press conference both Prime Ministers mentioned they discussed expat New Zealanders in Australia and a pathway to citizenship. Anthony Albanese also said that Ministerial meetings well be held next month to work through how it will be dealt with.


Trans-Tasman relations to take new level

10 June 2022

Bridie Witton – Stuff

Trans-Tasman relations will be taken to the “new level”, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says, with “new jobs, new growth and new opportunities to cooperate”. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Albanese held their first bilateral meeting since his Labor government took office late May.

Ardern said they also discussed the nation’s “partnership” approach on foreign policy in the Pacific, Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the Christchurch call commitment to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online, indigenous policy as well as the climate crisis.

“I was also heartened by acknowledgement of…the treatment of New Zealanders here in Australia,” she said.

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