Belt Road Initiative (BRI)

2020 JUN 03 VIC Labor MPs Forced to Take a Stand Against China

A motion led by Victorian upper house leader David Davis has forced Labor MPs to “take a stand” on the barley tariffs imposed by the Chinese Communist Party. The Victorian opposition presented the upper house with a motion calling on MPs to back Australian farmers and oppose China’s 80 percent tariff on Australian barley imports. Continue Reading

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2020 JUN 05 The ‘Trade-Off’ for Cheap Chinese Products has Come at a ‘Huge Ethical Cost’

Western Nations have operated under a type of “Faustian Pact” (Faustian bargain, a pact whereby a person trades something of supreme moral or spiritual importance, such as personal values or the soul, for some worldly or material benefit, such as knowledge, power, or riches.) where there was an unspoken agreement to buy cheap products and “turn a blind eye” to potential ethical concerns connected with the production of said goods. However, the coronavirus has motivated the world to look more closely at “what this deal involves” Continue Reading

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2020 JUN 02 Victoria Chooses a ‘Fist Full of Dollars’ Over Human Rights

Sky News host Rita Panahi says it is remarkable China’s gross human rights violations “seem to just be not an issue for the Daniel Andrews government” amid its engagement with communist China over the Belt and Road Initiative. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been widely criticised for the government’s agreement to the initiative while also neglecting to involve DFAT in the process. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 21 Vic Government ‘Clothed In Secrecy’ Over Beijing Links

Sky News host Peta Credin says the Victorian government’s decision to sign up to Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative is one of the biggest issues “I have seen dealt with” by government and its implications should “worry a lot of people tonight”. Continue Reading

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2019 SEP 27 China; the Economic Warfare; (BRI) ‘Belt Road Initiate’ & ‘Made in China 2025’ (MIC25)

Since the Communist Revolution of 1949, China has emerged as a world power that poses a threat to the West. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 31 No Doubt Victoria ‘did not consult DFAT’ before signing controversial China deal

Minister for International Development and the Pacific Alex Hawke has told Sky News categorically the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade “did not receive” the Belt and Road Initiative agreement before it was signed by the Victorian Government. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 29 Premier Andrews ‘Rebuked by federal Labor’ for Vic-China Investment Deal

Media Commentator Karalee Katsambanis says the fact “Daniel Andrews has been rebuked by federal Labor” should “raise alarm bells and red flags”. Victoria is expected to officially engage in the controversial $24.5 billion infrastructure program with China later this year, which is in direct contradiction to the federal government’s public approach to the Belt and Roads initiative. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 28 VIC ALP (Given Green Light for China’s Belt and Road Deal by LP Graham Fletcher, DFAT)

AUSTRALIAN LIBERAL PARTY DIRTY LAUNDRY NOW BEING HUNG OUT FOR ALL TO SEE! Victoria was reportedly given the green light to go ahead with China’s Belt and Road agreement by the current Australian Ambassador to China (Graham Fletcher) when he worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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2020 MAY 28 Lack of transparency; over BRI Vic-China deal (shows Daniel Andrews is hiding something)

The Belt and Road Agreement due to be signed by the Victorian government in June set a “hideous” precedent, according to former speaker of the house Bronwyn Bishop. “The idea that you can have a premier who can get around the proper use of the foreign affairs power is just outrageous,” she said. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 28 Victoria (undermines) foreign policy but won’t call out China’s human rights abuses

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wants to enter into “strategic arrangements” with communist China but will defer to the federal government on foreign policy matters such as China’s systemic human rights abuse record. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 28 Commonwealth (should desperately) seek to (interfere) with Vic’s Belt and Road deal

Sky News contributor Cory Bernardi says the Commonwealth should be “desperately” looking for the jurisdiction under the Constitution to “interfere” with Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with the Communist Party of China. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 27 Victoria’s Belt and Road consultant has (strong ties to powerful Chinese communists)

The Chinese-Australia influencer whose company helped the Victorian government sign up to the Belt and Road Initiative was hired “without any tender process” and without any public disclosure according to the Australian’s Rachel Baxendale. Continue Reading

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2020 MAY 27 Belt and Roads has (damaged Victoria’s reputation)

Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Peter Jennings says the idea democratic government “keep secrets about the deals they cut with the Chinese Communist Party” is astounding. Continue Reading

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