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
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
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.
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
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