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18 Feb 2013 TIAA-CREF could fund more PrimeAg sales
As PrimeAg Australia's $125 million sale of rural properties to US fund manager TIAA-CREF goes through, the question now being raised by investors is what will happen to the residual portfolio.
The Land
06 Nov 2012 Foreign ownership register consultations begin
A consultation paper on Australia's foreign ownership register for agricultural land is now available for public comment.
The Land
04 Sep 2012 PrimeAg may be ripe for foreign picking
It is understood the agricultural division of the $163 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has been sniffing around Australian agricultural land recently and has had discussions in Australia with landholders such as PrimeAg.
The Land
24 Aug 2012 Who’s buying the farm?
Australians are entitled to test and scrutinise the benefits of foreign acquisitions to ensure they are in our national interest and, importantly, safeguard Australia’s role in global food security.
The Land
29 Jun 2012 New Zealand welcomes foreign farmers
Public opinion is generally cool on overseas investment, especially large land sales to corporate interests where the owners are unlikely to work in the country themselves.
The Land
25 Apr 2012 Foreign investment in the time of the telegram
Senator believes a revision of foreign investment rules must adequately consider the changing nature of national sovereignty, in the face of a mounting global food security task.
The Land
24 Apr 2012 Twynam's flight to Africa
Family that sold Australia's biggest water licence in history has been selling its NSW farming operations and is setting up a new agricultural empire in the Blue Nile state in Sudan
The Land
19 Oct 2011 Foreigners dig in to New South Wales farmland
More than 613,000 hectares of Australia's NSW's agricultural land is owned by UK-based investors, compared with 227,300 ha owned by Korean interests and 55,560 ha by US investors.
The Land
01 Jul 2011 Chinese land grab slips under radar: Cobb
Minister of Agriculture says Chinese government controlled company's acquisition of some of the Australia's richest food growing areas is too great a risk for the nation.
The Land
01 Apr 2011 Foreign investment action
The Australian Parliament has moved to quell some of the anxieties surrounding a perceived foreign buy-up of local land, last week passing a motion regarding foreign ownership of agricultural land and agribusiness.
The Land
03 May 2012 Hassad wraps up purchase
With the purchase of nearly 15,000ha of land in Jerramungup last month, the Qatar-based Hassad Food Company now owns 250,000ha of farmland in Austalia
The Land
07 May 2009 Global farm grab vs our native need for food
Land grabbing and food speculation are not just overseas phenomena; they are also happening in North America.
The Call of The Land
10 Jul 2011 Opposition gets busy on foreign acquisitions
Australia's Federal Opposition will establish a working group to investigate options for sharpening rules governing the sale of Australian agricultural land and agribusinesses, to foreign entities.
The Land