“It is astonishing that our Federal and State Governments have no concerns whatsoever that an essential service such as Victoria’s electricity grid is now majority owned by a foreign government and its interests that have the world’s worse human rights abuses.”
The Chinese Communist regime, through the government-owned StateGrid Corporation of China, recently completed its purchase of a 19.9 per cent interest in Australian-listed SP AusNet and a 60 per cent stake in the privately held Jemena business. This was approved by the Federal Liberal Government. See: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/chinese-firm-acquires-sp-ausnets-stake/story-e6frg9df-1226794608150#
The Chinese Government and its interests are now the major player in Victoria’s electricity distribution businesses.
According to Amnesty International, an estimated 500,000 people are currently enduring punitive detention in China without charge or trial, and millions are unable to access the legal system to seek redress for their grievances. Harassment, surveillance, house arrest, and imprisonment of human rights defenders are on the rise, and censorship of the Internet and other media has grown. Forced killings of unborn babies and repression of minority groups, including Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongolians, Falun Gong practitioners and Christians who practice their religion outside state-sanctioned churches…
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