A recent report has revealed China is the largest foreign stakeholder of Australia's water market. The Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements report reveals 10.4% of Australian water rights are owned by foreigners and of this group, Chinese investors own 1.9% of the share.
volumes of foreign-owned water
The top four owners of water entitlements by country are Canada with 2.0 percent of the total Australian water entitlement on issue, the US with 1.6 percent, China with 1.5 percent, and the UK with 1.0 percent.
Eleven per cent of Australia's water is owned by foreigners.
China owns 1.9 per cent of Australia's water, which is the equivalent of one and a half Sydney Harbours worth (pictured on June 20).
Bunnings Group Limited, trading as Bunnings Warehouse or Bunnings, is an Australian household hardware chain. The chain has been owned by Wesfarmers since 1994, and has stores in Australia and New Zealand. Bunnings was founded in Perth, Western Australia in 1886, by two brothers who had emigrated from England.
It's the rural runway that has been transformed into a multimillion dollar airfield... while Merredin locals love it, others are outraged it's owned by a state-run Chinese company. Merredin is home to China's aviation training industry.
China's Luye Medical bought hospital operator Healthe Care and now owns 34 hospitals across Australia, making it the third largest operator in the country.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder manages water purchased by the Australian Government for environmental purposes across Australia. This water will be used to protect and restore key environmental sites, including the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin.
Tsingtao Brewery Group, China's second largest brewing group, agreed to buy the domestic water business of Nestlé, the Swiss food giant announced today.
These conversations helped him to identify over-arching themes. “In Australia, water is managed as a private commodity owned by government monopolies. The Australian situation has profound implications for consumers as described in the article by Dr. Peter Coombes.
The true answer is First Nations peoples, whose ownership stems back 60,000 years. The legal answer is more complex. It's a mess of titles – freehold, pastoral leases, crown leases, public land, native title and land held by Aboriginal trusts. And no two jurisdictions store or share that data in the same way.
Australia is China's sixth largest trading partner; it is China's fifth biggest supplier of imports and its tenth biggest customer for exports. Twenty-five per cent of Australia's manufactured imports come from China; 13% of its exports are thermal coal to China. A two-way investment relationship is also developing.
EnergyAustralia (formerly TRUenergy) is an electricity generation, electricity and gas retailing private company in Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based and listed China Light and Power (CLP Group).
The packaged water industry uses groundwater as its main source of high-quality, refreshing water.
Governments of Australian states and territories, through state-owned companies, are in charge of service provision in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, while utilities owned by local governments provide services in parts of Queensland and Tasmania.
Australia is also the driest continent inhabited by humans, with very limited freshwater sources. Despite the lack of freshwater, Australians use the most water per capita globally, using 100,000L of freshwater per person every year.
Currently, 14.1 per cent of Australia's agricultural land is foreign owned, and China is the largest foreign owner (2.3 per cent).
For example, France, Ireland and Germany are the biggest importers of our livestock. Then there's insights confirming what many of us always suspected: New Zealand is the major source of food brought into Australia, while Thailand, China and Vietnam dominate the importation of frozen and processed seafood to Australia.
Iron ore, gas and coal make up the bulk of Australian exports to China (more than AUD 79 billion), but Australian service industries – led by education and tourism – are a growing part of the trade relationship.
China Southern Airlines purchased the Merredin airport from the Shire of Merredin for $1 in 1995 and spent more than $1 million upgrading the airstrip for use as part of the training college as well as a public airport.