15 May 2024

Australia correspondent Annika Smethurst

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 15 May 2024
Finance Minister Grant Robertson, and Climate Minister James Shaw meet with their Australian counterparts, Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen, and sign a joint statement outlining areas of enhanced cooperation, to support accelerated climate action and economic opportunities that the clean energy transformation offers both countries.

Jim Chalmers delivered his third Budget yesterday. Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

Annika joins Kathryn to discuss the detail in the federal Budget, which was revealed yesterday.

She'll also look at the curious case of the red-bellied black snake dubbed 'Fluffy' that's taken up residence in a Newcastle woman's car and has eluded four expert snake catchers.

Annika Smethurst is political editor at The Age