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Coalition to pursue power to block deals such as Victoria’s belt and road agreement with China – The Guardian

Coalition to introduce laws to prevent Australian governments and universities making ‘detrimental’ deals with foreign powers

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The Morrison government will pursue new powers to stop state, territory and local governments and universities entering agreements with foreign governments that it considers detrimental to Australias foreign policy objectives.
The government will introduce legislation next week empowering the foreign affairs minister to review and cancel agreements such as Victorias decision to sign up to Chinas belt and road initiative if the commonwealth judges the arrangement adversely affects Australias for…

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