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Gina Rinehart is very close to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who has been a critic of the Chinese push for Australian land. Paul Millar/AAP Image

Morrison to rule on Hancock-Chinese bid for Kidman cattle empire

Gina Rinehart has partnered with a Chinese company to buy the giant Kidman pastoral empire, after two previous bids by Chinese buyers were rejected by the federal government.
Scott Morrison told a news conference the Turnbull government welcomed foreign investment where it was consistent with Australia’s national interest. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Kidman sale to Chinese given preliminary ‘no’

Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced that his "preliminary decision" is that the purchase of the Kidman pastoral empire by a Chinese-dominated buyer "is contrary to the national interest".
In some parts of Australia, cattle properties have been hand over to the traditional owners, but for others the return of their land seems further away than ever. AAP/Jordan Baker

Kidman’s sale marks second wave of South Australian colonisation

The company built by 'Cattle King' Sidney Kidman is for sale. He enjoyed good relations with the Indigenous inhabitants, but proper recognition of their rights to their land seems ever more elusive.

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