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Who running Australia? An American perspective

By

Fergus Hanson

@fergushanson

23 April 2009 16:34

In the lead up to the Federal election in 2007, there were concerns raised that a change in government risked upsetting the close relationship that had been forged with our key alliance partner, the US. Then, when Prime Minister Rudd visited Washington recently we had to endure agonising analysis about his treatment from the new administration.

Well, as analysts have been noting, we could have saved ourselves all the trouble: it would seem the Americans didn't even notice the change of leadership here.