We can help you manage your risk profile and guide you through the many uncertainties facing agribusinesses today.
Just as Australia’s mineral resources sector has become an indispensable component of Asia’s energy and resources mix, our national agribusiness sector faces an unparalleled opportunity for growth and investment by supplying those same markets with high yield, high quality food and fibre.
Our experience in realising this potential in the energy and resources context, coupled with our working knowledge of Australia’s agricultural sector and primary industries, puts us in a unique position to help clients turn that potential into commercial reality.
Recently, we have:
30 April 2020 - Knowledge
With drought breaking in some areas of the country, more and more rural properties are being placed on the market following improving conditions and sale prices. Unfortunately with the current restrictions being imposed by COVID-19, it is not an easy time for buyers looking to purchase property.
27 April 2020 - Knowledge
Parents may see their children suffering through this COVID-19 crisis and be tempted to offer, or be asked, to render financial assistance. Exercise caution, seek advice on any proposed help, and be careful not to let the instinctive pull of your parental protectiveness overwhelm your own necessities.
10 March 2020 - Knowledge
Traditionally family businesses have passed to younger generations through the process of succession. However, with an aging population, more and more families are looking for alternative ways to transition family businesses to younger generations during the life of their parents.
10 December 2019 - Knowledge
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New whistleblower requirements, increased pressure to protect data globally, turbulence in the communications sector, and intensifying drought management issues - 2020 is set to be a significant time of change across many industries.
10 December 2019 - Knowledge
Casual workers can be a fantastic resource for farmers ready to reap a bountiful harvest, or complete laborious one-off tasks on a property.
12 November 2019 - Knowledge
Chemicals have long been used in primary production. But these chemicals can be dangerous and increased enforcement of Queensland's work health safety laws mean that the safe use, handling, and storage of chemicals in the workplace is more essential than ever.
31 August 2016 - Knowledge
Businesses and labour hire operators in the horticulture and viticulture sectors are in the Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO) sights, as it continues its national Harvest Trail Inquiry...
23 August 2016 - Knowledge
Australian unfair contract laws relevant to consumers will be extended to include small businesses as of 12 November 2016. A significant number of farmers and agricultural small businesses will be captured by the definition of a small business under the new laws...
16 August 2016 - Knowledge
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) commenced a consultation process on 10 August 2016 inviting industry submissions regarding whether the relief order granted to exempt operators of grain pools from onerous managed investment scheme provisions should continue...
23 November 2015 - Knowledge
On 19 November 2015, Scott Morrison, Treasurer of Australia announced that he would not authorise the proposed acquisition by foreign investors of S. Kidman and Co. Limited...
16 November 2015 - Knowledge
From producers to haulage providers, Australian agribusiness has traditionally relied on conventional debt financing. Being captive to variable factors such as climate and cyclical business cycles, financial institutions often take a conservative approach to lending which has restricted the flow of funds...