Australia still encourages foreign investment

Despite tensions between Australia and China over the charging of Rio Tinto executives for corruption and stealing of state secrets, Australia's Deputy Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, Has stated his government still welcomes foreign investment from all countries.

"I, as a minister, and the government, strongly support, in the strongest terms, foreign investment into Australia," he said. "If you do not get foreign investment, you do not get the development of Australian business and resources and you do not get the jobs that flow from it."