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Monday, 15 November 2010
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To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned shows:

that there is significant concern about the risk to national food security and national security generally posed by acquisitions by foreign entities of Australian agricultural, horticultural and other farming land

Your Petitioners ask that the Senate should:

convey to the Prime Minister and all members of the House of Representatives its desire that they

(1)   commit to the Australian people to prevent foreign government backed consortia and other similar foreign state-related entities from purchasing freehold title in Australian farmland; and

(2)   amend the Foreign Acquisition and Takeovers Act and related policies of the Foreign Investment Review Board to give effect to that commitment.

by Senator Heffernan (from 1,384 citizens)