23.05.20. China is using ‘Australian coal and oil to build their warships, says Bronwyn Bishop. China is using “our coal and our oil to build their warships” and they are exploiting Australia’s dependence on Chinese trade in a bid to “control” our industries and exports, according to former speaker of the house Bronwyn Bishop. Ms Bishop said “we have to rebuild manufacturing here in Australia” in order to achieve economic dependence from China. “To make that happen it means we have to competitive,” she told Sky News host Gary Hardgrave. The “only way” to balance competitivity and high wages is to have “cheap electricity,” she said. “That means we have to use coal”. “We have to get out of the Paris agreement”. “We cannot be a vassal state,” she said. China “need” our coal and iron ore but they want to be able to “control it”.
Source: Sky News