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26 May 2014Weekly Times
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.”
29 Apr 2014La Croix
Oxfam accuse des grandes banques australiennes
Elle accuse ces établissements de financer des sociétés impliquées dans des spoliations foncières, des exploitations forestières illégales et le travail des enfants.
29 Apr 2014infoZine
Oxfam Australia: Banks Backing Companies Accused of Land Grabs
Australia’s big four banks are backing companies accused of kicking people off their land, leaving them homeless and hungry.
28 Apr 2014ABC
Cambodian woman run over by harvester at ANZ-linked Phnom Penh Sugar development
One of Australia's big banks is facing scrutiny it financed a Cambodian sugar business responsible for forcing almost 500 families off their land.
28 Apr 2014Sydney Morning Herald
Banks face land grab claims in developing world
Australia’s major banks are funding large-scale illegal “land grabs” in the developing world and enabling illegal logging, child labour or other human rights abuses.
17 Apr 2014Agrimoney
'Incredibly high' NZ land prices divert Aquila to Australia
The "incredibly high" prices of New Zealand dairy farms have prompted Aquila Capital to switch its investment drive to Australia.
12 Apr 2014ABC
Rules for foreign investment in farmland 'won't change' despite free trade talks with China
Trade Minister Andrew Robb has assured his Coalition colleagues there will be no changes to foreign investment rules on farmland as part of a trade deal with China.
31 Mar 2014Financial Review
Twynam's Gundaline sold to Southern Ag
Southern Agricultural Resources Limited – a fund backed by overseas investors – has purchased Twynam Group's Gundaline Station in Australia's NSW Riverina for about $25 million.
27 Mar 2014ABC
Foreign investment in agriculture
Should foreign investment in Australian agricultural land and infrastructure be strictly limited? An Intelligence Squared debate presented by the St James Ethics Centre at Sydney's City Recital Hall.
27 Mar 2014The Australian
Asian investors 'face more scrutiny' on farm deals, says Fitzgibbon
Trade deal with South Korea cuts the value of Australian farmland purchases that attract scrutiny from the Foreign Investment Review Board from $53 million to $15m.
27 Mar 2014Central Advocate
Macquarie adds to its holdings in WA farmland
Investment bank Macquarie Group is buying two farms in Australia's "wheatbelt" bringing its total holdings in Western Australia to 45,000 ha.
26 Mar 2014The Australian
Asian investors want $1bn farm deals but sector not ready
Foreign companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are ready and willing to invest in the Australian farm sector, but many parts of the industry are still not investment-ready.

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