19 Dec 2023

Luxon to meet Australian PM Albanese in Sydney

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 19 December 2023

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon is being warned if he wants to strengthen New Zealand's security relationship with Australia, he'll need to boost defence spending.

Luxon will fly to Sydney on Wednesday, in what will be his first overseas engagement since taking office.

He expects to discuss the two countries' close security and defence relationship with Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

Political reporter Katie Scotcher has more.