China shipping

China shipping goes green

With China framing public health as a basic human right, the country’s Marine Safety Administration is doing its part to curb the detrimental health effects of the shipping industry.

In a recent white paper, the Chinese government emphasised its commitment to protecting the health and well-being of the Chinese people.

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 11:12

Special visas back on the table for wealthy investors

Just over three years ago, the federal government’s Significant Investor Visa was being embraced by Chinese nationals and hailed as a highlight of Australia’s immigration program.

Introduced in 2012 to attract more high-net-worth individuals and stimulate the economy, the visa offered permanent residency in Australia to individuals willing to invest $5 million into complying investments.

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:13
Wellard Ship

Lower prices buoy Wellard's cattle outlook

Agricultural export group Wellard has flagged the emergence of more opportunities to ship cattle to China, on the back of lower prices for heavy cattle.

Wellard, which today announced a net loss of $7.5 million on the back of $163.7 million in revenue for the six months to December 31, completed its first shipment of beef steers for processing in China in November.

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:47

China calls for fairness under tough investment rules

China has urged the Australian government to create a more fair and open environment for foreign investment, after Treasurer Scott Morrison announced tough new restrictions on offshore ownership of farmland and power infrastructure.

Treasurer Scott Morrison yesterday announced stricter new conditions for the sale of agricultural land to foreign interests, as well as assets in electricity generation, distribution and transmission.

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:55