Calls to reclaim ownership of Darwin Port
George Christensen MP, LNP Federal member for Dawson & Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth, joins Michael to discuss the committee’s suggestion that the federal government provide a report on whether the Darwin Port lease is subject to Australia’s new Foreign Relations Act.
Chinese company Landbridge paid $506 million to the Northern Territory government for the long-term lease of Darwin Port which includes 100 per cent operational control and 80 per cent ownership of the port.
Now the Federal Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth has examined Australia’s trade links with China and found there are major concerns about state owned companies leasing or owning strategic infrastructure.
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