The Prime Minister has declared that Australia will adopt an ambitious new “activist” stance on international issues where it believes it can make a difference.
Before leaving today on a round-the-world trip, which starts in the US and ends in China, Kevin Rudd said last night that Australia’s voice had been “too quiet for too long across the various councils of the world”.
He said the Government was committed to “creative, middle-power diplomacy as the best means of enhancing Australia’s national interests”.
Admittedly I’ve been busy with deadlines over here (because of course the end of the financial year is April 5 or whatever) but I haven’t seen Kevin really stuff up so far. This is so much more than I hoped for… to be very mature about it, Johnny Howard can go suck eggs.