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Victorian deal with China could be scrapped by Federal Government’s proposed new foreign relations powers – ABC News

A proposed new bill offers the Foreign Minister authority to review, veto and regulate all agreements that public universities or state or local governments make with foreign nations.



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Victoria’s controversial trade deal with Beijing may be scrapped by Australia’s Foreign Minister, using new powers being proposed by the Federal Government.

  • The proposed laws would allow Australia’s Foreign Minister to cancel agreements with other countries
  • Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China is one deal which could be scrapped under the proposed law
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Commonwealth should dictate Australia’s foreign policy

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