Nationals Senator for NSW, Fiona Nash, today called on the Foreign Investment Review Board, and the Treasurer, to have common sense and refuse the proposed foreign takeover of one of Australia’s major grain operators, GrainCorp.
“US corporation Archer Daniels Midland has offered an attractive... ...more
By TOM CLAPIN
02 Apr, 2012 01:00 AM
WITH foreign investment in agriculture already occurring in Australia, many with in the agricultural industry beli... ...more
By PETER MARTIN
THE Coalition will propose a much tougher line against foreign takeovers of Australian farms in a discussion paper to be unveiled within weeks.
Detailing the approach for the first time yesterday, the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, said the present threshold below which takeovers ... ...more
The Federal Government has received a backlash from northern cattle industry stakeholders and political opposition over its decision to hand over $20 million to Indonesia to help local farmers increase their beef output.
On Thursday, trade minister Craig Emerson, speaking after a meeting with his I... ...more
By LANAI VASEK and CHRISTIAN KERR
26 March 2012
TONY Abbott has hardened the Coalition's stance on foreign investment amid infighting between Liberal and Nationals MPs over the issue.
The Opposition Leader told Sky News's Australian Agenda that, while it was "very important" for Australia to rem... ...more
By SUE NEALES
24 March 2012
COLEAMBALLY grain farmer John Ward has taken a stand.
He decided early this year not to sell a family cropping and sheep farm in Griffith, NSW, to the Chinese or to a... ...more
Australia’s farming community would view with disbelief the decision by the Gillard government to hand over $20 million to Indonesian beef producers to increase their output.
The Nationals Senators for New South Wales, Fiona Nash and John Williams, say it is ironic that Indonesian farmers get more ... ...more
The Labor government must explain why it supported one senate motion on the Year of the Farmer yet opposed another, Nationals Senator Fiona Nash said.
A Greens-Labor-Coalition motion calling on the government to provide support and funding for Year of the Farmer initiatives was last month pas... ...more
Senator NASH (New South Wales—Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) (17:02): by leave—I move:
That the Senate take note of the document.
I rise to take note of this response primarily because it shows, again, the government saying one thing and doing another and its lack of truthfulness ... ...more