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Register of farm foreign ownership

Posted by: 2UE | 23 October, 2012 - 11:59 AM
Quadriplegic farmer Rob Cook will tackle the Tanami Desert

A register of foreign-owned farmland in Australia will be set up by the Gillard Government. There are growing concerns about the buy-up of agricultural land and food processors by overseas companies.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has told the National Farmers Federation, stakeholders and state governments will soon be consulted on how the register will work.

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Independent senator Nick Xenophon dismissed the plan as "window dressing", saying it would not address community concerns about the foreign takeover of Cubbie Station in Queensland.

The controversial sale of Australia's largest cotton farm to a Chinese-led consortium was finalised after being given the green light by the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Two Murrays speak with Senator Bill Heffernan about the register and whether he thinks the proposal will work.


Vegetables withdrawn over chemicals

Woolworths promise to change the way they label fresh produce

We expect a level of standard with our food in supermarkets. Jason Morrison reveals Woolworths are withdrawing some frozen vegetables, containing chemicals banned from human consumption in this country.

Armstrong wiped from record books

Armstrong wiped from cycling record books

Cycling's governing body has agreed to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life. John Gibbs on the fall from grace of Armstrong and the recovery ahead for the world of cycling.

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  • What a bloody waste of resources telling us that we don't own Australia anymore which ties in with learning to swim!

    Bikinis not Burkas Tuesday 23 October, 2012 - 6:06 PM

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