An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

‘The barbarians aren’t Chinese’: Australia’s foreign relations bill faces local backlash

  • The Australian Foreign Relations Bill is widely seen as Canberra’s attempt to clamp down on state level governments doing trade deals with Beijing
  • But state leaders have labelled the plans ‘complete overkill’ and ‘patronising’ and warn the economy is being put at risk

Topic |   China-Australia relations
An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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