Scott Morrison rebukes Victoria for signing up to China's Belt and Road initiative

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Prime minister ‘surprised’ state government did not consult commonwealth first

Scott Morrison has rebuked the Victorian government for signing up to China’s Belt and Road initiative, saying he was “surprised” it had not been more “cooperative” by consulting the commonwealth first.

Morrison’s remarks, made on the campaign trail in Queensland,put him at odds with the foreign minister, Marise Payne, who downplayed the significance of the secret memorandum of understanding earlier on Tuesday.

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