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AAP/Joel Carrett

Ausgrid: electricity decision fails to shock

Poor Scott Morrison. Public policy storms don’t get more perfect than this. Nor are they generally quite as revealing of the increasingly complex environment in which policies are made these days. The…
The bids from two Chinese firms for the lease of NSW electricity network Ausgrid have been rejected by the Australian Treasurer. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Changing state-owned enterprises provide less cause for Chinese investment fears

The Chinese government is changing its role in state-owned enterprises and there’s less cause for concern about the investment bids of these firms in Australia.
Treasurer Scott Morrison blocked the sale of the Ausgrid lease on national security grounds. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Morrison blocks Chinese bids for NSW power grid

Scott Morrison has rejected Chinese bids for the 99-year lease of 50.4% of Ausgrid, the NSW electricity distribution system, for security reasons.
Ausgrid is not the first time a Chinese company has been interested in Australia’s energy. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Xenophon and Katter’s concerns over Ausgrid sale ring hollow

Australia has a long history of assests owned by Chinese companies like State Grid, which is in the running for Ausgrid, so there’s no cause for security concerns.

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