August 2009 Sydney

The 2009 Forum was held in Sydney and attended by New Zealand Prime Minister the Honorable John Key and Australian Prime Minister the Honorable Kevin Rudd MP. The Forum covered a range of topics including; the response to the Global Financial Crisis led by Hon. Wayne Swan, Treasurer and Hon. Bill English, Minister of Finance; the Pacific and the trade agenda and the need to create more opportunity for Pacific Island Countries; the defence agenda; science as an enabler of progress in both countries; and taxation.