Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
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Australia axes Victoria state’s belt and road pact with China, amid icy ties with Beijing

  • While agreements on scientific cooperation between Victoria and organisations in Iran and Syria were also cancelled, analysts say Canberra’s target is Beijing
  • The Foreign Arrangements Scheme was introduced after months of tensions between Canberra and Victoria’s premier over how to manage ties with China

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Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
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