As it happened: Jacinda Ardern's joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Queenstown

  • 31/05/2021

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is holding a joint press conference with her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Queenstown. 

China is likely to be a hot topic after a 60 Minutes Australia trailer sparked controversy by accusing New Zealand of ditching our trans-Tasman neighbours for "a fast Chinese buck". 

Ardern has brushed it off as a "perception issue" rather than "reality", telling The AM Show Australia is like "family" to New Zealand. 

Another topic that's tipped to be on the agenda is the deportations of Kiwi criminals from Australia, many of whom have no connections to New Zealand. 

The last time the two leaders held face-to-face talks in Sydney early last year, Ardern told Australia to stop deporting their problems to New Zealand

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