Then, all of a sudden, there was a question on foreign ownership of farmland.
Tony Abbott went first. He trotted out some known facts about the Coalition's policy on foreign investment.
Then came Kevin Rudd. All of a sudden he was pushing all sorts of xenophobic buttons, telling the audience that he was "anxious" about foreign ownership of our farms.
My question to you both of you is, with the sales of land to foreign investments and foreign companies, does either party have any thoughts of stopping those sales and protecting Australia from other countries coming in and buying our land?
Why can foreign countries buy our land when we can't buy theirs?
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- Indonesia is the largest importer of Australian Beef. This means our farmers profit immensely from their business. Selling land to Indonesia takes away their reliance on Australian farmers and the cattle they grow.
- Indonesia still needs to prove that it can slaughter cattle in a humane way. Why increase diplomatic complications by allowing them to graze cattle in Australia before taking them back to Indonesia?
- This area of land is almost four times the area of the Australian Capital Territory. How much more are we prepared to Sell Out?
The Petition can be found here - http://www.wewontsellout.com.au/petition/