Via Gotti today:
Here in Australia we depend on the China powerhouse not just for mineral exports but for key industries like tourism and education. If there is no deal and China slips back, then all the forecasts showing the Australian budget going into surplus will be fiction and our sharemarket will fall.
…Here in Australia we have our own set of China issues which either Scott Morrison or Bill Shorten will need to tackle. During the time Julie Bishop was foreign minister China became very angry with Australia and decided to “rap us over the knuckles”, blocking our coal at ports, restricting students and telling major Chinese developers to leave the country.
…During the Bishop term as foreign minister Australian ministers and government officials annoyed the Chinese by lecturing the leaders they meet and making China critical public statements in China.
Not once in this article did Gotti mention the egregious violations of Australian sovereignty by Chinese nationals that triggered the push back by the Turnbull Government. Led by Julia Bishop it was both proportionate and appropriate. Gotti failed to mention Chinese corruption in the NSW and national parliaments, corruption of the tertiary sector, Chinese encroachments in the South China Sea, the rise of the Xi dictatorship, the creeping occupation of the South Pacific, the lawfare campaigns to silence the media and the explicit campaign to undermine ANZUS, the cornerstone of Australian democracy.
Retire, mate. You’re done.