Victoria’s Daniel Andrews slammed over China deal: ‘Belt and Road’ scheme explained

The controversial Belt and Road Initiative has been in the news over the past seven days, but what exactly is it and how does it affect Australia? Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says his state’s proposed deal with China will bring much needed jobs and new infrastructure to the state.
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‘Beggars belief’ why a free state like Victoria is ‘on the kow-tow to China’

Sky News host Peta Credlin says at a time when China is "attacking the livelihoods" of Victoria's barley farmers and sabotaging the national economy the state is "cuddling up to China in the hope of getting access to cheap money".
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‘Communist Party of China views Australia as a vessel state’: Bronwyn Bishop

Former speaker of the house Bronwyn Bishop says as Virgin Australia struggles to keep afloat, "we have got to stop selling Australian companies to Chinese communist backed corporations".

China accuses Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of parroting US in ‘propaganda war’ over...

The Chinese embassy in Canberra has accused Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of being a mouthpiece for the United States, in a withering criticism describing calls by Australian politicians for greater scrutiny of China's handling of the coronavirus crisis as "pitiful".

Hastie calls for ‘push back’ as coronavirus reveals ‘true cost’ of reliance on China

Prominent Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is calling for a "push back" against the activities of China in Australia as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the costs of "relying too heavily on an authoritarian regime" for our prosperity and economic security.

Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and said the country’s citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic that he warned could last at least six months.

Senator Jacqui Lambie declares ‘we’re sitting ducks’, calling on Australia to pull back economic...

Senator Lambie said governments on both sides of politics allowed Australia to become too economically dependent on China.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne takes aim at China’s treatment of Uyghurs amid row over...

Australia and China established a human rights dialogue between high-ranking officials in 1997 and held 15 meetings, the last of which was in 2014.

‘I will not repent’: Andrew Hastie refuses to back down on China

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has refused to apologise for criticising China after being told he would need to “repent” to visit the country.

China blocks Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson from Beijing study trip

West Australian MP Andrew Hastie and Victorian Senator James Paterson were due to take part in a study tour to Beijing next month.
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