Victoria has signed a fresh deal with the Chinese government and its global ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure project with Premier Daniel Andrew urging other Australian governments to follow suit.
The agreement, signed in Beijing on Wednesday evening, will deepen cooperation between the state and the Communist-ruled country in the key areas of infrastructure, innovation, ageing and trade development.
Wednesday’s deal was signed only a few hours after federal Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton questioned whether the Premier’s trade efforts in China were in the “national interest”.
Both major parties have cited a report by Professor McKibbin in 2015 to back their claims, but he said his latest work showed the economic impact would be smaller than thought four years ago because of advances in technology.
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Hats off to Iceland. On New Years Day the island nation became the first in the world to slap companies with fines if they pay a woman less than a man, because it is illegal.
Why is Australia so backward? Tunisia and Iceland have gender equality and we argue against it.
‘Sometimes, just sometimes ones own problems can be resolved by helping others with theirs’