Hillary smiled...the idea of an intelligence treaty, at the forefront of the intelligence community in Australia, Angleter and Europe was enticing and frankly necessary to protect the Federal Republic.
"The Federal Republic of Australia would be willing and ready at this time to abandon neutrality at this point in time. The intelligence and defence community has recognised that the threats to our region are too great for us to remain neutral, and for us to be a contributing partner to any sort of intelligence deal we would need to do so," Minister Bowen said to the Mr. Courtenay. "We would be more than happy to, while we're here, begin to draw up the agreement while the Deputy Prime Minister sets forward our procedure for the termination of neutral status."
Mrs. Clinton rolled her eyes at the mention of the Deputy Prime Minister. Damn it, Kevin, she thought.
"Just to pause a bit on the diplomacy, I just want to ask you in earnest...how has your Government experience been going so far? Nothing super official, just a personal question between someone else who shares the...interesting constraints...that is a lack of an outright majority in a Westminster parliamentary system. I know I've personally enjoyed many aspects of being in coalition with Labor, but there are also some challenges. I wanted to know your experience so far."