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 Agribusiness team has many years’ experience in all agribusiness industries including sugar, dairy, beef, sheep and horticulture. We have significant experience in mining issues and renewable energy (wind and solar).
We have worked with processors and representative industry groups in interpreting new legislation and implementing required changes to contracts or resolving disputes in accordance with legislative requirements.
In addition, we specialise in intergenerational business transitions of family farming enterprises.
Our expertise includes:
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:
19 May 2021 - Knowledge
From 1 June 2021, new requirements will be introduced to Queensland’s Reef Protection Regulations to reduce land-based sources of water pollution from agricultural and industrial sources entering the Great Barrier Reef.
02 February 2021 - Knowledge
A recent sibling dispute taken to the Queensland District Court provides another timely reminder that while you cannot choose your family, you can choose how you deal with them.
29 September 2020 - Knowledge
The need for more land redevelopment in Queensland has led to increased complaints against farmers for noise nuisance caused by farming activities. Are there laws in place to protect farmers? What about other states?
20 July 2020 - Knowledge
A recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision illustrates the need for effective forward-planning to save farming families time and costs later.
23 June 2020 - Knowledge
Share farming arrangements can be a valuable arrangement for a primary producer who wants assistance in growing and managing their business, or for one who wants to grow their own business but lacks the capital to acquire land of their own. However, this arrangement can result in significant costs or an inequality in the share of any profits from the mutual arrangement if improperly drafted.
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.