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Transcript 5293

VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 14/03/1980

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 5293

FOR Ml-EDIA FRIDAY, 14 MA RCHI 1930
VISIT TO NEW ZEA'LAND
The Prime Minister announced today that he Will be having
discussions in Wellington on 21 March 1980 with the Prime Minister
of New Zealand, Mr Muldoon.
He will be accompanied by the Minister for Special Trade
Representations, Senator Scott.
The discussions will focus on the possible scope for moving
towards a closer economic and trading relationship between
Australia and New Zealand.
The Prime Minister recalled that he had discussed this subject
with Mr Muldoon in a preliminary way at the Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting in Lusaka last August.
It had been agreed then that officials should examine the sz.: ope
for-closer co-operation and that further discussions should be
held early in 1980 to review progress made in the work of officials.
The Prime Minister emphasised that the purpose of the discussions
with Mr Muldoon will rnot be to take decisions on new arrangements
between Australia and New Zealand. Rather, the purpose will be
to assess the outcome of work done so far by officials and to
give direction to further work. -1-219qRRY ' r 1za-

Transcript 5293