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Morrison government quashes Victoria's belt and road deal with China

By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
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The Morrison government has cancelled the belt and road agreements Victoria has with China.

In the first decisions under the government’s new law allowing it to quash arrangements states, territories and public universities have, or propose to have, with foreign governments, Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced four Victorian agreements would end.

Two are with China, and the others are with Iran and Syria.

The agreements with China are the memorandum of understanding on the belt and road initiative signed in October 2018, and a subsequent more detailed framework…

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