Will Jenny phone Bill now?
Labour leader Helen Clark today
applauded Australian Prime Minister John Howard's initiative
in ringing President Clinton to make strong representations
on behalf of his country's lamb exporters.
"Mr Howard has
gone the extra mile for the Australian farmer. Will Mrs
Shipley go the extra mile today?" Helen Clark asked.
one expects prime ministerial phone calls to work miracles.
It is in the end, however, a prime ministerial duty to make
representations to other countries in matters affecting the
"The impending decision by the United
States on moves to cut back imports of Australasian lamb
certainly fits into that category.
"If Mrs Shipley has not
already made the call she should pick up the phone now,"
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