Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


PM welcomes Australian Prime Minister’s visit to NZ

Rt Hon John Key
Prime Minister

9 October 2015

PM welcomes Australian Prime Minister’s visit to NZ

Prime Minister John Key today announced Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will make an official visit to New Zealand next week.

Prime Minister Turnbull and delegation will arrive in Auckland on Friday afternoon ahead of his bilateral meeting with Mr Key on Saturday.

“I am delighted to host Prime Minister Turnbull in his first overseas visit as the new Prime Minister of Australia,” says Mr Key.

“I was in contact with Mr Turnbull while in New York last week and look forward to broadening our discussions and cementing the relationship in New Zealand.”

Mr Turnbull and his wife Lucy Turnbull will join Mr and Mrs Key for a private dinner on Friday evening before the formal programme commences on Saturday.

“Australia is New Zealand’s closest bilateral partner and we look forward to continuing the tradition of close contact between Trans-Tasman Prime Ministers.”

Prime Minister John Key said he expects to discuss a range of political, economic, social and security issues of mutual interest with Mr Turnbull.

“Discussions will also include my concerns about New Zealanders being deported from Australia, advancing our single economic market and cooperation on global political and security issues,” says Mr Key.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Less Than Stellar Choices

Amid all the jostling in the National caucus ranks, spare a thought for Andrew Bayly. Who? Well might you ask. Plucked from obscurity by Judith Collin, elevated from number 18 to number 3 in the caucus rankings and given the Finance portfolio - a role in which he has been invisible ever since – Bayly seems destined for a future as a trivia quiz question. That’s because as the National leadership contest comes down to a choice between Simon Bridges and Christopher Luxon, the only decisions to be made on Tuesday are over who gets to be leader, and who gets the Finance job... More>>


Government: Workplace Vaccination Requirements Extended To Cover Police And NZ Defence Force

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today that workplace vaccination requirements will be extended to include the New Zealand Police and Defence Force in preparation for the transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on 3 December 2021... More>>

RNZ: Judith Collins removed as National Party leader
Dr Shane Reti is interim leader of the National Party after Judith Collins lost a no-confidence vote. Simon Bridges was demoted and stripped of all portfolios over allegations of an inappropriate comment made five years ago at a party function. Judith Collins was voted out as National's leader today after the party was locked in a caucus for more than three hours... More>>

Government: Supporting New Zealanders To Recover From COVID-19 In The Community
The Government is increasing the support for New Zealanders who test positive for COVID-19 through the rollout of the COVID Care in the Community model and a $300 million funding boost to Pharmac to purchase new medicines to treat the virus, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today... More>>


National: Launches First Step To World-class Tech Sector

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says technology will create exciting careers and higher paying jobs and has the potential to transform the New Zealand economy... More>>

Council For Civil Liberties: Disgraceful Government Secrecy On Vaccination Certificates As Legislation Rushed Through
On the eve of legislation to enable vaccination passes being rushed through Parliament under urgency, the Minister has said it will not publish the relevant policy papers until ‘late January 2022... More>>

Government: Providing Business The Tools To Vaccinate Workforces

The Government is building on measures to protect businesses and workers from COVID-19 as the country gets ready to transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on December 3, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>




InfoPages News Channels