Kevin Rudd, the new Australian opposition leader, refused to meet with the Dalai Lama despite launching a scathing attack on Foreign Minister Downer for once doing the same.
However, after Prime Minister John Howard pointed out the hypocritical and politically convenient move, Rudd is now singing a different tune.
"Hey, I didn't mean I wouldn't meet him at all..." says Rudd "I just meant I wouldn't meet him at the airport. I just had something on but look, now that he's here, maybe we'll go catch a movie or something."
The Dalai Lama and Kevin Rudd hope to catch Spiderman 3.
Julia Gillard is expected to be appointed Prime Minister of Australia by China.