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China now owns 10 times the amount of Australian land it did last year

2017-09-30 smh.com.au
The amount of Australian farm land owned by Chinese interests has surged tenfold in the past year, climbing above 14 million hectares or 2.5 per cent of all agricultural land. 

Scott Morrison approves sale of Kidman cattle empire

2016-12-09 abc.net.au
Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the sale of the Kidman cattle empire to mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese consortium.

Australian Cattle Barons Make Counterbid For Kidman - WSJ

2016-10-23 wsj
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Kidman bidding hots up as Gina Rinehart mulls move

2016-08-29 theage.com.au
Australia's richest woman, Gina Rinehart, is looking to bid jointly with Chinese interests for Kidman & Co, one of the country's largest farm owners, according to sources, hard on the heels of the purchase of a string of pastoral properties in northern Australia.

Kidman bidding hots up as Gina Rinehart mulls move

2016-08-29 smh.com.au
Australia's richest woman, Gina Rinehart, is looking to bid jointly with Chinese interests for Kidman & Co, one of the country's largest farm owners, according to sources, hard on the heels of the purchase of a string of pastoral properties in northern Australia.

Kidman bidding hots up as Gina Rinehart steps in

2016-08-29 theage.com.au
Australia's richest woman, Gina Rinehart, is looking to bid jointly with Chinese interests for Kidman & Co, one of the country's largest farm owners, hard on the heels of the purchase of a string of pastoral properties in northern Australia.

China warns Australia on investment following blocked Ausgrid deal | Reuters

2016-08-17 reuters
SYDNEY The Chinese embassy has warned that Australia's rejection of bids by two Chinese companies in the A$10 billion ($7.7 billion)sale of its biggest energy grid showed "clear protectionist tendencies" and would have a "serious impact on the enthusiasm" of Chinese investors.

China warns Australia on investment following blocked Ausgrid deal

2016-08-17 channelnewsasia
SYDNEY: The Chinese embassy has warned that Australia's rejection of bids by two Chinese companies in the AUS$10 billion (US$7.7 billion)sale of its biggest energy grid showed "clear protectionist tendencies" and would have a "serious impact on the enthusiasm" of Chinese investors.

China bid for giant Australia farm holding on ice - sources

2016-07-14 reuters
SYDNEY A China-led consortium seeking to buy Australia's S. Kidman & Co will hold off on a fresh bid for the country's largest agricultural land owner amid concerns it could be derailed by a more protectionist new government, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

China group withdraws bid for Australia's S. Kidman, set to make new offer

2016-05-03 reuters
SYDNEY A China-led consortium seeking to buy Australia's S. Kidman & Co withdrew its A$371 million ($280 million) bid for the country's largest private land-holding company and is planning to make another, a partner in the purchase attempt said on Tuesday.

Chinese-led consortium works on new bid for Australia's largest cattle empire | Australia news | The Guardian

2016-05-03 theguardian
Decision follows Scott Morrison’s rejection last Friday of $371m offer for S Kidman and Co, which was deemed against the national interest

China-Led Group Drops Bid for Australian Cattle Empire S Kidman - WSJ

2016-05-03 wsj
SYDNEY—Chinese investors have withdrawn a bid to buy Australia’s largest cattle-ranch empire, S Kidman & Co., after the government recently said it planned to reject the deal on grounds that it wasn’t in the country’s interest.

Chinese consortium withdraws Kidman bid

2016-05-03 news.theage.com.au
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ARC, Chinese to revise Kidman bid

2016-05-03 businessnews.com.au
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Chinese consortium withdraws Kidman bid

2016-05-03 news.smh.com.au
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Kidman transaction update

2016-05-03 asx.com.au

Aust Rural Capital in trading halt

2016-05-02 news.theage.com.au
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Aust Rural Capital in trading halt

2016-05-02 news.smh.com.au
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Trading Halt

2016-05-02 asx.com.au

Australia set to block sale of massive ranch to Chinese firm

2016-04-29 money.cnn
The Australian government said Friday that the deal for China's Dakang Australia to take control of the Kidman beef company is "contrary to the national interest."

Crowdfund group still wants Kidman

2016-04-29 news.smh.com.au
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Australia blocks cattle ranch sale to Chinese company over national interest concerns

2016-04-29 ctvnews.ca
CANBERRA, Australia - Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.

Crowdfund group still wants Kidman

2016-04-29 news.theage.com.au
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Australia blocks $284 million ranch sale to Chinese

2016-04-29 nzherald.co.nz
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " The Australian government has blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches, for 371 million Australian dollars ($284 million).

Australia blocks $284 million ranch sale to Chinese

2016-04-29 winnipegfreepress
CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian government has blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches, for 371 million Australian dollars ($284 million).