Ministers to attend joint NZ-Australia cabinet meeting

By Katie Bradford

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key last year signed an agreement to increase investment between the two countries. Photo / NZPA - Ross Setford
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key last year signed an agreement to increase investment between the two countries. Photo / NZPA - Ross Setford

The second ever joint cabinet meeting between New Zealand and Australian ministers will be held in Melbourne today.

The first was held in Sydney in 2009 and it's understood today's meeting will see an agreement reached to make it a regular occurrence.

Better data sharing of people's information, a push by New Zealand to make it easier for Kiwis to get residency across the Tasman, climate change and the economy are all on today's agenda.

But apples are not on the menu.

Julia Gillard lost a bet when New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup, meaning she now has to eat a Kiwi apple.

The problem is the fruit are out of season and it's understood there are no New Zealand apples in Melbourne.

- Newstalk ZB

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