Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is teaming up with the China National Machinery Industry Corporation to acquire a 5,000 ha dairy farm in Queensland to supply infant formula to China.
Pressure is mounting on the Northern Territory Government to make land available for a Chinese company, as it struggles to progress environmental approvals and negotiate with the Indigenous Traditional Owners.
12.4 per cent of Australia’s agricultural land has some level of foreign ownership, with 95 per cent of this land in the hands of just 45 overseas companies.
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Institutional investors are poised to make grabs for large farmland assets in Australia, according to local and offshore fund managers.
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has engaged in a fiery exchange with controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones over foreign investment in agriculture.
There's no question that after five years of investing about $60 billion in the Australian resources and power sectors, the focus of Chinese investment is now on food.
China's ravenous demand for Australian beef could soon lead to some major cattle station purchases, with one of several Chinese importers, Snow Dragon Group, looking to buy land.
Some Australian farmers are voicing their concerns about the growing presence of foreign investment in their region.
Listed Singaporean company QAF, formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European pension fund-backed ACE Farming for close to $5 million.
Big institutional investors are being encouraged to get a slice of Australia's $1.6 billion market in annual water trading as a way to buy into agriculture.