Foreign policy in chocolate.
On the 28th of January Joh impounded a shipment of New Zealand
chocolates using a little used state rule
that the import should bear the maker's name and address, hitting
back at New Zealand's ban on U.S. war-ships that might be carrying
Leader Andrew Peacock believed Sir Joh's action was unwarranted
and that dealings with NZ should be at Federal Government level.
Foreign Minister Bill Hayden said that Sir Joh
was making a clown of himself and his state...' Sir Joh had said that
New Zealand was the weak link in the Anzus treaty'.
Prime Minister of Australia was Bob Hawke.