We haven't heard much of Julia Gillard's speech today, as we have been backwards and forwards to the local hospital in anticpation of She Who Must Be Obeyed's discharge.
We did however hear the moment where Ms Gillard announced that Australia will, in cricketing parlance accept the umpire's decision, and allow the importation of apples from New Zealand.
That is great news for the industry. One of our Facebook friends is closely involved in apple-growing, and she will doubtless be delighted with the Aussie PM's generous concession of defeat in this long-running stoush. Our horticultural friend from the deep south may wish to share his thoughts.
We'll have more to say on the speech in general once we have heard it, but we are certainly pleased for those who have pushed so hard on the apple issue.