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Break The Darwin Harbour Lease, Among Other Things.

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Liberal Senator, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, thinks that the security threat from China, and the bellicose threats from the CCP, is reason enough to break the Port of Darwin 99 year lease, and overhaul the foreign 'investment' framework as a whole.

Good call?
Posted by ttbn, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:46:54 AM
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It should never have been allowed in the first place.

The question I have been always asking is how long before China invades Australia?
Posted by Mr Opinion, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 2:54:36 PM
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The $506 million the Northern Territory Government
was paid for a 99 year lease of the Darwin Port by
Chinese Company Landbridge is long gone, but Australia's
feelings of unease remain.

The 2015 deal with Landbridge shocked the country and led
to the most asked question in the curious series history
about why the Northern Territory decided to lease the
port to a foreign company and how they got away with it.

What can be done about it now is a good question, more than
3 years after the deal was signed and saw one of Australia's
most strategic assets leased away for a one-time payment.

Is asking - what can be done to reverse the lease now - a
case of too little too late?

Not sure if security reasons make the lease null and void.
And whether the NT will need to return the money?

Something that needs to be debated in Parliament - and all
available options presented.
Posted by Foxy, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 3:26:46 PM
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//Good call?//

Yes, and while we're at it we should get Newcastle Harbour back off them as well. It was and remains a bloody stupid decision to lease it in the first place.
Posted by Toni Lavis, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 4:13:23 PM
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As the Chinese business woman was heard to say in Sydney: "Aren't the Australians dumb!"

Yes lady they sure are.
Posted by Mr Opinion, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 4:57:05 PM
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yep break the lease and get out of Paris. The Pollies involved in both these deals should be sacked.
Posted by runner, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 5:12:49 PM
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