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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Bob Hawke helping sell Australian Farmland to the Chinese

A CHINESE conglomerate represented by former prime minister Bob Hawke is bidding to buy large tracts of prized irrigated land in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to establish a major sugar industry there.

The Shanghai Zhongfu group wants the right to farm all 15,000ha of land east of Kununurra being developed by the West Australian government as part of the long-awaited $311 million Stage-2 expansion of the Ord irrigation project.

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