(DailyTelegraph) THE Chinese Government is buying Australian farms to directly feed its population, a senior Liberal said on the eve of a visit by a top Bejing official. The purchases were unmonitored and did not have to be approved by the Foreign Investment Review Board, Senator Bill Heffernan told Parliament. “And the distortion that has occurred in the Sydney home market because of being off the FIRB’s radar … could happen with agricultural land,” Senator Heffernan said.” Read more
This news is 12 months old, but still relevant one year on. We read elsewhere that the bought up Australian farms will only have Chinese workers on them. Christians have to hire devil worshipers for secretarial jobs etc or risk being fined, yet Australian’s can’t work on chicom farms in Australia? This needs to be challenged at the employee level. If Australian land (and water) must be given for foreign use, then only short term lease with option to cancel should Australian food hardship shortages arise.