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20 Apr 2015Financial Review
Canadian fund buys McCamley stations
One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has made its first rural land purchase in Australia through central Queensland's Hewitt Cattle Company.
20 Apr 2015Financial Review
Super farm sell-off predicted
Giant US investment fund TIAA-CREF expects Australia's ageing farmers and a lack of sons and daughters willing to inherit their farms will lead to large numbers of properties hitting the market over the coming decade.
15 Apr 2015The Australian
Foreign investment fears misplaced, forum told
Australia's National Farmers’ Federation has criticised the Abbott government’s reduced threshold for foreign farm purchases.
10 Apr 2015Reuters
Australia's largest private land owner to sell cattle business
The announcement of the sale - which is expected to attract significant foreign interest - comes a month after the government said it would clamp down on foreign ownership of agricultural land.
16 Mar 2015AFR
Mitchell to sell 49pc of cattle stake
Mitchell's Yougawalla Pastoral Company the latest Australian cattle station business to be put up for sale. Foreign corporations have spent some A$63.5 million buying into the sector in the past month.
05 Mar 2015ABC
Foreign investment and thirst for capital drives growth in 'sale and leaseback' property deals
Sale and leaseback agreements were almost unheard of in agriculture five years ago, but a few major deals recently have put them on the map, according to property group Colliers International.
04 Mar 2015Farm Weekly
Joyce stands up for FDI changes
Australia's agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, has defended the government’s newly tightened foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
01 Mar 2015BBC
Does Australia's farm sector need foreign investment?
Foreign investors own 10% of Australia's agricultural land. But that could soon rise thanks to two huge projects being developed in Northern Territory's Top End with the help of foreign investors.
26 Feb 2015AFP
En Australie, un contrôle accru pour les investissements étrangers dans l'agriculture
A partir du 1er mars, acquérir des terres en Australie se complique pour les étrangers: le gouvernement renforce son contrôle des investissements dans le foncier agricole pour répondre aux inquiétudes suscitées par les achats chinois.
26 Feb 2015The Land
US firm eyes Aussie crops
California-based Finistere Ventures is in Australia speaking to potential backers after its first close of a new $US150 million venture capital fund. The Finistere II Agtech (agricultural technology) Fund has secured the backing of German giant Bayer CropScience, as well as Canadian investment firm AVAC.
15 Feb 2015ABC
Trade Minister defends tighter foreign investment scrutiny
The tighter restrictions don't apply to buyers from the US, New Zealand or Chile because of their existing free trade agreements with Australia.
13 Feb 2015The Conversation
Land ownership just the start in foreign investment debate
The foreign ownership debate in Australia needs to evolve to – or be merged with – a broader debate about the future of the agricultural sector.

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