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31 Mar 2011 Fresh scrutiny for land grab
Foreign ownership of Australian land and agribusiness will soon be monitored.
Weekly Times
23 May 2018 Who owns Australia’s farms? Nation’s biggest landholders of 2018
The Weekly Times has compiled a list of more than 900 properties, and their owners, who range from family farms to domestic and international corporate and investment institutions. The result? The big are getting bigger.
Weekly Times
27 May 2014 Global agriculture on verge of investment gold rush
"The institutional ‘herd’ will eventually find agricultural investment,' delegates told at the Global AgInvesting Conference in New York.
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26 Aug 2013 Foreign investors key for dairy: MG
Australia's Murray Goulburn Co-operative says it plans to bypass traditional bank lending by forging alliances with international investors to support dairy farms.
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09 Jan 2019 Consolidated Pastoral Company sells three stations in NT and WA
One of Australia’s largest pastoral empires has sold three properties in its portfolio spanning more than 740,00ha to a Vietnamese investment group in a deal understood to be worth $135 million.
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24 Jan 2018 Foreign ownership: More detail needed, NFF says
More detail surrounding foreign ownership of Australia’s agricultural assets should be made publicly available, the National Farmers’ Federation says.
Weekly Times
07 Nov 2017 China to become biggest foreign owner of Australian farmland
According to the latest Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land, Chinese ownership of Australian farmland has increased tenfold in the past year, to 14.4 million hectares.
Weekly Times
16 May 2017 Foreign investment in Australia’s agricultural land hits $4.6b
Investment in Australia’s agricultural land has soared to $4.6 billion, with the bulk of that coming from the US.
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11 Mar 2016 Super funds develop a taste for farming
“I find it peculiar that a nation that is the venue for so much flow of funds from overseas to invest in our agricultural assets is not the same venue for Australian super funds to invest in,” ag minister Barnaby Joyce says.
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28 Jul 2015 Australia: Senator Penny Wong slams Coalition agricultural foreign investment policy
Labor’s trade spokeswoman Senator Penny Wong has slammed the Coalition’s agricultural foreign investment policy at today’s premier grains industry event.
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15 Sep 2014 Chinese fund to splash $3bn on Australian agriculture
A new $3 billion fund jointly initiated by the Beijing Agricultural Investment Fund and Yuhu Agriculture Investment Pty Ltd. is planning to invest $3 billion capital in various projects in Australia.
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26 May 2014 Cargill Australia managing director Phillipa Purser says foreign investment globally is important
“We can have a nice debate about foreign investment here in Australia, but in the global context it isn’t a discussion about whether it is nice to have, we need it, we absolutely need it.”
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23 Nov 2011 Foreign land grab continues
Foreign investors have snapped up more than $12 billion in Australian farm land and agribusiness during the past year.
Weekly Times Now
23 Apr 2010 China in Oz-farm move
China may set up large pork and chicken operations in Australia as it strives to keep up a burgeoning demand for meat among Chinese consumers.
Weekly Times
30 May 2012 China seeks free path to farmland buy-up
The Chinese Government is seeking less scrutiny of its Australian farm raids. Sources say the Chinese are pushing the issue as part of a planned free trade agreement with Australia.
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