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Board members announced for Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre
22 Feb 2017
The Australian Government has announced the board members of the A$75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which is responsible for attracting beneficial resear ...
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Chinese group plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture
14 Feb 2017
New Hope Group (New Hope), China’s largest privately owned agribusiness, has announced plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture by 2020.
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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market
25 Jan 2017
Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.
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Hilton Food Group invests $115 million in new meat processing facility
22 Dec 2016
UK-based Hilton Food Group plc (Hilton) is expanding its presence in Australia by constructing a new meat processing facility in Queensland.
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China’s biggest food company partners with Monash University
4 Nov 2016
Monash University has partnered with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of China’s biggest food company, the state-owned COFCO Corporation, to reopen the Food Innovation Centre.
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Chinese dairy investor buys majority stake in Burra Foods
1 Sep 2016
Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co (Fuyuan), one of China’s largest dairy farming consortiums, is buying a 79 per cent stake in Victorian dairy processor Burra Foods.
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Singaporean dairy giant partners with Australian agribusiness
31 Aug 2016
Australian agribusiness Midfield Group has entered into a joint venture with Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia, a Singapore-based agricultural merchant.
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Sanofi invests in new Brisbane-based production facility
16 Aug 2016
To keep pace with ever-increasing demand from China for Australian-produced vitamins and mineral supplements, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is expanding its production facilities in Brisbane.
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Shanghai Zhongfu expands presence in Kimberley region
9 Aug 2016
Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), a subsidiary of Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, has purchased Carlton Hill Station in the Ord River district of Western Australia, from Consolidated Pastoral ...
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Mead Johnson Nutrition partners with Australian dairy giant
8 Jul 2016
Leading global paediatric nutrition company, Mead Johnson Nutrition, has entered into a framework agreement to establish a strategic dairy supply alliance with Murray Goulburn.
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Dutch cold-storage company establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Melbourne
24 Jun 2016
NewCold, a Dutch cold storage and logistics company, will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters and an automated cold storage warehouse in Truganina, Melbourne.
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UK pension fund invests in northern Australian agribusiness
7 Jun 2016
UK-based Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has invested in the North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO), acquiring a stake in a consortium led by the Queensland Government-owned Queensland Investment Cor ...
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Kimberley Regional Investment Blueprint launched
31 May 2016
Further advancing the development agenda for northern Australia, the government of Western Australia has released a blueprint for investment in the country’s vast Kimberley region.
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US food giant invests in Australian high-tech agribusiness
17 May 2016
The US food giant, NYSE-listed McCormick & Company, has invested A$150 million to purchase a hundred per cent of the Australian high-tech agribusiness, Gourmet Garden.
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Chinese conglomerate invests in Australian seafood processor
4 May 2016
The Chinese conglomerate, Legend Holdings, has invested in one of Australia’s largest seafood processing, wholesale and export businesses – the West Australian-based Kailis Bros.
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US food company investing US7.49 million in Melbourne research hub
11 Apr 2016
The US snack food giant, Mondel─ôz International, is investing US$7.49 million in a food research hub in Melbourne in collaboration with Melbourne University.
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New Zealand multi-national invests in Australian dairy industry
15 Feb 2016
The New Zealand multi-national Fonterra, one of the world’s leading dairy producers and manufacturers, is investing A$120 million to build a state-of-the art cheese plant in Stanhope, regional Victori ...
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US investment in Queensland agri-tech
20 Jan 2016
The United States private equity firm, Paine & Partners, has invested in a majority stake in Queensland bio-pest control company, AgBiTech.
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Canadian pension fund invests in Australian beef stations
13 Jan 2016
Canada’s largest pension fund, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has invested in a third large cattle property in Queensland.
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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