Australian PM's New Zealand apple truce 'premature'
An Australian state growers association has labelled Prime Minister Julia Gillard's comments about a New Zealand apple truce as 'cheap political kudos', while investigation into NZ apples continues, reported website Countrynews.com.au.
Fruit Growers Victoria general manager John Wilson said the local industry was 'amazed' that Gillard would make such comments for 'cheap political kudos in a foreign country'.
The story said the PM's comments were premature and created doubt about due process, as the risk assessment process was still incomplete.
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