Former trade minister faces pressure over taking role with Chinese-owned company while an MP, as US ex-spy chief James Clapper warns Australia to be vigilant on foreign control of infrastructure

Barnaby Joyce has called on former trade minister Andrew Robb to answer questions on his role with Landbridge – leasee of the Darwin port – as former top US intelligence chief James Clapper urged Australia to be vigilant on foreign control of critical infrastructure.

Clapper, a former director of US national intelligence, said he would not comment on internal politics but underlined US concern at the lease of the Darwin port to the Chinese-owned Landbridge company.

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