On Wednesday Australia cancelled four bilateral deals with China, Iran and Syria under the enacted new law. This new law gives the federal government power to overrule international agreements by lower level administrations that violate the national interest. The cancelled deals include Belt and Road infrastructure building deals with Beijing signed in 2018 and 2019, this statement was said by Foreign Minister Marise Payne. Then those deals triggered the legislative response.
And also Victoria Education Department pacts signed with Syria in 1999 and Iran in 2004 were cancelled.
China has previously caution against disrupting “successful pragmatic co-operation” with Victoria. In 2018 Australia passes sweeping national security laws that ban the foreign interference in domestic politics. And Beijing protested the that laws were prejudiced against China and poisoned Chinese – Australian relationship. This decision of Australian government is very important in future economic and developing histories of both of the countries. We wait and see what will happen and how to affect the relationship between the countries.