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Officials have given an update on the use of the Morrison government’s foreign veto legislation that passed the parliament late last year. This is the power it used recently to cancel Victoria’s Belt and Road agreements with China – a move that sparked a diplomatic rebuke from Beijing.
The legislation gives the foreign minister, Marise Payne, the power to intervene to prevent or cancel certain types of international agreements involving state and territory governments, councils and public universities.
If we are following New Zealand in policy now, does that mean we’ll also follow their refugee policy? Or social housing policy? Or just where it suits?