Foreigners face extra FIRB hurdles buying farms during virus emergency

Andrew Marshall
By Andrew Marshall
Updated April 3 2020 - 4:47am, first published 4:30am
Foreign investors face extra scrutiny for predatory ambitions

Foreign buyers stepping into the rural property or agribusiness sector will have to negotiate new regulatory hurdles aimed at preventing a rush of opportunistic offshore-based takeovers during the coronavirus emergency.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).