The Foreign Relations Act gives the federal government the power to invalidate any arrangement made by state and territory governments or universities. Shortly after the law took effect, the Government voided Victoria’s Memorandum of Understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative. Reports that Confucious Institutes may also be targeted.

Further reading:
  1. Morrison’s foreign relations bill should not pass parliament. Here’s why
  2. The rise of populism in Australia’s China policy
  3. Explainer: can the federal government control the ability of states to sign deals with foreign governments?