More on the continuing sale of Australian farm land to China:
Chinese corporations are buying land in Australia at an alarming rate and fears continue to mount that this will lead to a situation where China owns large tracts of Australian land, employs Chinese labourers to work that land and the sends the products back to China, cutting Australians completely out of the loop in a process that creates no profit or wealth for Australia whatsover. As anyone with an eye to the bigger picture knows, the world is rapidly heading for a future in which the demand for food and water will be increasingly difficult to meet. For a long time, we have shrugged off such concerns here in Australia, content that we can feed ourselves and profit by feeding the rest of the world too. But not if someone else owns the means by which this food will be produced!
So what is our government doing about it? According to the linked article, the only action our "leaders" in Canberra have taken is to increase the allowable threshold below which foreign takeovers will not be investigated. In other words, their only response is to help these Chinese corporations avoid any annoying red tape that might hold up their plans. (Imagine if they did things like that for Australian businesses!)
We must wake up to the ramifications of this before it is too late. Australians must reject the parties of the system and support genuine nationalists if our nation is to have a future.
03 March 2012
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