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Foreign Minister tears up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement with China

    Sky News Australia – Apr 21, 2021

    Foreign Minister Marise Payne has torn up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreements with China in the first use of new powers allowing the commonwealth to unilaterally veto deals it views as contrary to the national interest.

    Senator Payne cancelled four agreements — all negotiated by Victorian authorities — including a 2004 deal between the state’s Education and Training Department with Iran and a 1999 scientific co-operation agreement with Syria.

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