Victorian government’s response to the Andrews dilemma

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by ‘Nola’ a Victoria Government media adviser

What an absolute load of rubbish. Whilst you are referring to Dan Andrews and China, why not tell the entire story – why are you trying to undermine a Labor Premier? That entire article about DA and Fox is so obviously lies, but here do some more on the China aspect.

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Who signed the Australia China Free Trade Agreement? Who leased the Darwin Port? In 2015, the Liberals agreed to lease the Port of Darwin to Chinese company, Landbridge, which says it was part of Belt & Road. It was the wrong call. During this time, Frydenberg was Minister for Northern Australia, Morrison was Treasurer and Andrew Robb was part of photo op and then took a job with China. “The Victorian agreements certainly pale in importance compared with the deal the Northern Territory government did a few years ago to lease the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company. “

Premier Dan Andrews (below) signs up to the Belt and Road thus creating a rogue China state. Nola says the Liberals and other Labor States are bigger China sycophants than Dan. We couldn’t agree more. Editor

And you might want to check out the NSW Strategy?
https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/253190/NSW-China-Strategy.pdf

or this https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/export-from-nsw/export-opportunities/international-markets/china

Or this; https://www.austrade.gov.au/news/latest-from-austrade/2019-latest-from-austrade/austrade-supports-strong-economic-ties-between-nsw-and-china

or this; “Aug 27, 2020 — Of the agreements found on public record there are 19 by the NSW government, 31 by Queensland, 29 are with South Australian authorities …”

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-council-accused-of-sham-tender-over-china-backed-project-20200820-p55nq3.html

Australia’s biggest and oldest farm sold to China, and sale approved by none other than Scotty from Marketing.

The federal government also signed this in 2017. The Victorian document was negotiated by the previous Liberal government and Labor signed it only a couple of weeks after taking office.

In 2018 Simon Birmingham declared “we welcome the fact that Victoria has shown their enthusiasm and initiative. The Australian Government welcomes the fact that through the Belt and Road Initiative China invest more across our region.”

Back in 2019 Scott Morrison had this to say about the Belt and Road Initiative, “We would be mugs to not accept the Belt and Road Initiative with China – mugs!”
And Abbott welcomed PowerChina’s investment into The Australian market after it signed a MOU with Victoria. He said, “ They are looking to invest in infrastructure in Victoria and obviously the East West Link offers them a very big opportunity in the months and years ahead.”

Denis Napthine was also pleased that PowerChina was looking at bidding on stage two of the East West Road Project, the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and the Port of Hasting.

Of course, the Turnbull Government refused to release the agreement it had signed with China that detailed the terms of the Belt and Road Infrastructure Initiative saying China did not want the details of the agreement released to the public.
This occurred after Federal Government Trade Minister Steve Ciobo signed the memorandum of understanding, agreeing to cooperate with China building Bridges, Roads and dams in Australia.

Then a hawkish Scott Morrison in 2021, tears up two Belt and Road Initiative agreements between Victoria and China.
Why? Because Victoria has a Labor government. Morrison is all about politics, nothing else.

Editor: Cairns News has already published much of Liberal and Labor’s China escapades mentioned above.

Nola should read Cairns News more often. Why not ring Dan at his parents Mansfield property ask him to send a selfie mug shot next to Monday’s Age newspaper. No more photoshop please.

Our Mansfield correspondent advises she has another article ready to go. Watch this space.

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