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"On the numbers we've seen tonight, Labor is going to form a government," Julia Gillard said on Australian Broadcasting Corp. television.
If Labor wins, leader Kevin Rudd would become Australia's first new prime minister in a dozen years, a win that would usher in major changes on the country's approach to global warming and the Iraq war.
Even thou it is larger then the NZ military the ADF is relativity small on the global stage. NZ is contribution to the war in Afghanistan is kind of a long the same lines in terms of its small size.
the other thing of note is that Labour is in power across the region but there next year is an election year in NZ.
Originally posted by lepracornman
New Zealand's armed forces were not sent there for war, it was sent there for peace keeping under some agreement we have with the UN for peace keeping. Also cleaning up the mess the U.S left behind.
She says the Australian Labour Party shares her stance on policies like climate change, and international trade. She has also recognised John Howard's strong commitment to strengthening trans-Tasman connections.
Clark says during his eleven-year reign as Prime Minister, John Howard has been a good friend to New Zealand.