By Australian Associated Press
Published: 01:13 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 01:16 BST, 4 May 2021
Scott Morrison insists the government will not jump to conclusions as Defence reviews a Chinese's company's 99-lease of the Port of Darwin.
With relations between Canberra and Beijing in the doldrums, the government has announced it will reassess the national security implications of state-owned Landbridge's lease.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The prime minister said he would not pre-empt any fresh advice on the port.
Scott Morrison insists the government will not jump to conclusions as Defence reviews a Chinese's company's 99-lease of the Port of Darwin
'I'm not jumping to the next step,' he told the Seven Network on Tuesday.
'This is a matter for our security and defence agencies to advise if there's been any change in the security status of those port arrangements.'
Mr Morrison said the Port of Darwin was a name for a specific part of the area rather than the entire port.
'It is one section. It's not where our military and defence facilities are, that's in another area,' he said.
Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne rebuked China for striking deals with developing nations