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14 Nov 2014Bloomberg
Gina Rinehart plots $500m China baby formula move
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.
12 Nov 2014ABC
Lack of scale crushing the Ord Irrigation Scheme's sugar dream
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 Nov 2014Daily Telegraph
Tough new rules as foreigners gouge huge chunk of Australia
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.
07 Nov 2014Act Now!
Australia the largest single beneficiary from PNG rainforest destruction
Australia is the largest single beneficiary of rampant and unsustainable logging and land grabbing in Papua New Guinea, according to leading community activist group, ACT NOW!
07 Nov 2014AIDWATCH
In Defence of Land in Melanesia: AidWatch Speaking Tour
In the face of various threats to land, Melanesian are struggling to retain control over Melanesia land. Join us in hearing their stories and learn how you can support their struggle.
03 Nov 2014Financial Review
Global appetite for agribusiness
Institutional investors are poised to make grabs for large farmland assets in ­Australia, according to local and ­offshore fund managers.
29 Oct 2014The Land
Robb defends foreign investment
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has engaged in a fiery exchange with controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones over foreign investment in agriculture.
28 Oct 2014ABC
Chinese interest in Australian farms is high but action is slow as China calls for reduced scrutiny from the Foreign Investment Review Board
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.
27 Oct 2014The Land
Chinese covet cattle stations
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.
20 Oct 2014ABC
Foreign investment concerns loom large as Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb talks up China free trade agreement
Some Australian farmers are voicing their concerns about the growing presence of foreign investment in their region.
20 Oct 2014The Land
QAF exits Victorian dairy with sale to ACE Farming
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.
17 Oct 2014ABC
Big superannuation funds reluctant to value agriculture investments are encouraged to buy into water trade instead
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.

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