As it happened: PM Jacinda Ardern and Australian counterpart Scott Morrison hold joint press conference

  • 28/02/2020

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison are holding a joint press conference in Sydney following bilateral talks. 

Ardern foreshadowed "gnarly" issues to discuss with the Australian Prime Minister ahead of their bilateral, after signalling she would bring up the issue of Kiwi criminals being sent back to New Zealand often with no connection to the country. 

The leaders also thanked each other for maintaining a close relationship and aiding each other in recent times of peril, such as the Whakari/White Island tragedy and Australia's bushfire crisis.