Chinese scramble for expired pastoral leases in WA
Posted by Editor, cairnsnews
All pastoral leases in Western Australia are due to expire in June this year leaving the door open for the Chinese-owned Shanghai Zhongfu, trading as Kimberley Agricultural Investments, and other Chinese Government companies to get control of large swag of the state’s pastoral properties.
As previously reported in the Cairns News this Chinese company, with Bob Hawke as its lobbyist, was controversially granted 15,200 ha of the Ord West Bank irrigation scheme, developed by the government at a cost of $450m. Australian farmers were the losing bidders.
China President Xi Jinping
The company plans to develop extensive cane growing and sugar milling projects.
Any purchases should now be scrutinised by changes to the Foreign Ownership of Land Register where land sales of more than $15 million will have to be disclosed.
This new rule does not prevent a sale to foreign countries.
The Ord River Irrigation Scheme
About Editor, cairnsnewsOne of the few patriots left who understand the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head this year.
Posted on February 17, 2015, in General and tagged Bob Hawke, Chinese land buying, Kimberley Agricultural Investments, Ord River, Shanghai Zhongfu, Western Australia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.