The federal government says it has torn up four agreements between Victoria and foreign nations, including two linked to the state government’s contentious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal with China.
- Agreements signed by Victoria’s government and foreign countries, including China, have been torn up by the federal government
- Two agreements Victoria signed with China’s Belt and Road Initiative are among the deals scrapped
- This is the first time the federal government has used these powers
It is the first time the federal government has used new powers that allow it to cancel agreements that state and territory governments, local councils and public universities strike with other countries.
The move risks stoking a fresh brawl…