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Chinese ownership of Australian farmland on the increase as American ownership drops

The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased over the past year as the level of American and British interests has fallen. Official figures released on Friday showed that 50.5 million hectares of Australian farmland was foreign owned or part foreign owned at the end of June. The area of farmland […]

October 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, COUNTRIES, LISTS WORDS, PROPERTIES Tags: , , ,

Chinese ownership of Australian agricultural land soars higher than 3 million hectares

The amount of agricultural land owned by Chinese interests has soared above 3 million hectares, more than double the 1.46 million declared by the Australian Taxation Office last month, according to a Fairfax Media analysis of reported land sales. The bulk of the growth arises from a recent series of significant sales in Western Australia – purchases that were not […]

January 11th, 2017
Topic: COUNTRIES, LAND GRAB, PROPERTIES Tags: , , ,

Gina Rinehart adds family-run WA dairy to string of investments in Australian agriculture

Western Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has secured her foothold in the WA local dairy industry by buying into an iconic south west business. The deal allows family-owned Bannister Downs Dairy in Northcliffe to increase its milk production fourfold, with plans to build a $20 million processing plant. This latest investment is part of a […]

December 23rd, 2014
Topic: DAIRY MILK, PEOPLE, PROPERTIES, WEALTHY PEOPLE Tags: , , , ,

AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL LAND IS 11% OWNED BY FOREIGHERS

How do we as Australians protect our agricultural land from takeover by foreigners Once a month, the members of the secretive Foreign Investment Review Board gather at the Reserve Bank’s oak-panelled boardroom in Sydney’s Martin Place. On the agenda are sensitive proposals for foreign investment in Australian companies, farms and real estate – some of […]

October 26th, 2013
Topic: AGRICULTURE, PROPERTIES, REAL ESTATE Tags: , , ,

PROPERTY PRICES IN THE MINING AREAS OF WEST AUSTRALIAN DRIVEN UP FURTHER MY THE MINING BOOM

WEST AUSTRALIA PROPERTY OUT OF REACH FOR THE AVERAGE OZZIE Foreign investment and an influx of nearly 1,000 migrants per week to Western Australia have driven up property prices and rent so high that they threaten local participation in each market. Western Australia is the country’s fastest growing economic area as a result of a […]

April 23rd, 2013
Topic: MINING OIL GAS, Money & Investments, PROPERTIES Tags: , , ,

WORLDS LARGEST WORKING CATTLE STATION IS RIGHT HERE IN AUSTRALIA

THE LARGEST CATTLE STATIONS IN AUSTRALIA LISTED HERE Anna Creek Station is the world’s largest working cattle station. It is located in the Australian state of South Australia. Its area is roughly 6,000,000 acres (24,000 km2; 9,400 sq mi) which is slightly larger than Israel. It is 8,000 km² larger than Alexandria Station (its nearest rival) in the […]

September 11th, 2012
Topic: Cattle, PROPERTIES, REAL ESTATE Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,