WHY is the Demand for Australian Commercial Farming booming? Where has the Boom come from despite the Pandemic?

Key Elements

-the very long drought broken

-the low value of the Aussie Dollar luring foreign offshore groups

-food security for overseas interests


-Western Australia up by 59%

-Queensland 41%

-Victoria 30%

-Tasmania 29%

-NSW increased by 7%

HOW LONG before the Morrison Government introduces more restrictions on foreign buying of our commercial farming assets … ?



READ MORE ‘Why farms are the most sought-after business opportunities during COVID-19’


Home Buyers from Over There lured by the low Aussie Dollar … market slump … investment protections … wealth and health

MEANWHILE on the ‘Almost Australian’ program the story of an Afghani child orphan who made his way here alone as a refugee yet he is still on a ‘Temporary Protection Visa’ more than 10 years later … but Money Launderers are welcome in abundance … ‘what a corrupt little nation we have become’ – to quote LVO from memory!

Key Points …

Emma Vadas from Standen Estate Agents said 90% of enquiries from Chinese have consumed her company with proposals

-these are buyers who have bought and sold 2 to 4 years ago

-real estate speak:  ‘such big drops would not happen if a large number of foreign buyers swooped in to capitalise on a temporarily depressed market’

WHY does the FIRB not ensure that the property market is only open to Australian buyers esp. in a recession?  Enabling Australians to take advantage of lower house prices … FFS!

YET foreign buyers who are prevented from flying here can buy Australian homes online!

WHAT sort of a government allow the FIRB, and real estate marketers in China luring parents of students studying in the US and the UK to look to Australia

-offering permanent residency with Medicare benefits and access to a range of Visas for family members

Australia a SANCTUARY … with everything they want … and they are coming for it … and you know what … you can’t blame them … BLAME OUR GUVMNT … as they languish before the CCP hoping for an enquiry as our YOUTH are condemned to a life of poverty!  FFS!! 

Related Article: ‘Juwai China is back in Business ahead of the World and Chinese Property Buyers are back in Australia’



‘Fears Australian Housing Prices surge Foreign Investors look to snap cheap properties’


Chinese buyers particularly liked places close to schools and universities that weren't particularly expensive by Australian capital city standards. Pictured: people attending an auction prior to coronavirus social distancing restrictions
Chinese buyers particularly liked places close to schools and universities that weren’t particularly expensive by Australian capital city standards. Pictured: people attending an auction prior to coronavirus social distancing restrictions; Photo Daily Mail

Foreign Buyers from Hong Kong … Taiwan are buying Prestige Aussie Property online

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CAAN Photo

AS JUWAI revealed in recent reports foreign buyers have resumed scooping up Aussie homes

This time a beautiful Federation mansion in Lindfield for $6M; the second home sold through a video link to a buyer in Hong Kong.

This Lindfield property had only been on the market a fortnight!

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CAAN photo: The magnificent Lindfield property. Will its heritage continue to be respected?

These buyers not only gain Australian Title Deeds with the benefits of permanent residency and access to Australia’s public health system

But currently there is a beneficial exchange rate as our dollar has lost its value!

IT has even been lower than this … and that would explain why when the FIRB Annual Report was issued a week ago:

mainland Chinese property buyers investment in 2018-19 dropped to $6.1B

-down more than 50% from 2017-18; lowest since 2012-13


Hong Kong Chinese investment of $2.8B in 2017-18 to $9.3B in 2018-19*

Singapore buy-up increased from $7.8B to $9.8B

Japanese investment increased from $2.2B to $3.8B

Related Article:


AS this was an established home the buyer in such case must have already gained ‘Permanent Residency’ through buying a ‘new home’ or even a level of a residential apartment development earlier.

HOW many of these foreign buyer housing transactions involve ‘Money Laundering’ …. ‘Black Money’ aka ‘Hot Money’ … ?

HOW likely is it that there is a high percentage purchased through this means when the Morrison Government exempted the Real Estate Gatekeepers from Anti-Money Laundering Laws in October 2018 … if this wasn’t so why would the Government have made this exemption?

WITH a whole Cohort of Australians locked out of home ownership including Professionals why hasn’t the Morrison Government withdrawn this exemption? Or is there some benefit in this exemption for the Liberal Party? Its politicians?

IT might be a good idea for the people of Lindfield to ask their MP about these matters?

Send your MPs an email:


Jonathan Richard O’DEA


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‘China-based buyer snaps up north shore estate site unseen amid rise in overseas purchasing activity’


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CAAN Photo: Northcote Road Lindfield; in 2016 Ray White expanded its agency services to China, signing an agreement to list new and old properties for sale with China’s largest real estate agency, Lianjia, also known as Homelink. That would explain why Ray White does not have WeChat symbols on their sale or auction signs. Read more:


ECONOMISTS incite Governments to buy unsold apartments to boost stock of Affordable Housing

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CAAN Photo: Ivanhoe Estate, Macquarie Park at May 2020 former Public Housing Estate to be redeveloped for private residential with one third allocated for Social Housing

ECONOMISTS incite Governments to buy unsold apartments to boost stock of Affordable Housing

Following Welfare Agency reports …

-some 600,000 Australians lost their jobs in April 2020

A new report recommended …

-public funds in private unsold apartments could create affordable housing

-prior to the Pandemic more than 50,000 in the queue for social housing

-using our taxes to buy apartments could arrest house price falls; and restore construction (aside from high-rise?)

-a Central Housing Bank could bring 30,000 affordable homes across Australia’s 20 largest cities in its first year

-more than 200,000 approved dwellings in Sydney alone which aligns with the need for 200,000 social housing homes (ACOSS report)

WOULD these dwellings described as ‘Affordable Housing’ be for the rental market?

TO what standard have these apartments been built? Little seems to have changed for the better to date … even after the investigation by David Chandler ..

WHY has NSW INC struggled to implement the building industry reforms recommended by the Shergold-Weir Report over two years ago … and that of Michael Lambert?

Related Article:

NSW Building Industry Watchdog warns Phoenix operators not to manipulate the NSW government’s construction push to keep the economy running



Governments urged to buy up apartments to boost affordable housing stocks

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CAAN Photo Icon and Romeciti high-rise residential apartments in Macquarie Park May 2020





No let-up … Update on Foreign Buyer Invasion of the Australian Housing Market

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CAAN Photo: Meriton Tower 1 of Centrium; Harry Triguboff, the Urban Taskforce and
Lucy Turnhbull former Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission … did they have a hand in the growth of Chatswood?

MORE about the unyielding Foreign Buyer invasion of the Australian Housing Market!

Key Points:

The FIRB Annual Report issued a week ago revealed:

mainland Chinese property buyers investment in 2018-19 dropped to $6.1B

-down more than 50% from 2017-18; lowest since 2012-13


Hong Kong Chinese investment of $2.8B in 2017-18 to $9.3B in 2018-19*

Singapore buy-up increased from $7.8B to $9.8B

Japanese investment increased from $2.2B to $3.8B

WHAT Juwai IQI executive chairman Georg Chmiel, perhaps should have said that it was Beijing Capital Controls alone that led to the drop in Chinese buying our Residential Property …

Because small percentage increases in fees and stamp duty mean little to HNW from China

UNTIL NOW … with a return of these foreign buyers to the Australian housing market … as the Capital Controls have been lifted

-non-bank lenders are again willing to finance Asian buyers

-compare the 8% Australian stamp duty with the 20% taxes in Singapore and Vancouver

HOW are globalisation and the FIRB acting in the interests of aspiring Australian First Home Buyers?

* 75% of these foreign buyers are seeking properties priced at $1M or less with the median being $610,000 … competing with the Australian First Home Buyer …

-like Nicki and Jay in ‘A Current Affair’ Story ‘Foreign Buyers They’re Back’ 12 May 2020

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CAAN Photo: Chatswood the Interchange for the buses and rail.

David Lee, Geopolitical Strategist on Chatswood said – ‘it’s like this city in the middle of nowhere called Chatswood … it is just northwest of the Sydney CBD.
It is being built by the Chinese Communist Party.
All the money has come from China.
Find more:  https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2019/09/01/a-geopolitical-strategist-on-the-mk-hong-kong-the-u-s-and-australia/
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CAAN Photo: Sydney Metro … tomorrow’s Sydney … Chatswood being built ostensibly by Chinese money

Note: houses in Chatswood are priced from $2M; Chatswood has good schools, health services, and transport!

RECENTLY CAAN learnt that some developers are restricting sales to ‘a level at a time’ … perhaps this practice not only locks out Australian First Home Buyers but is accelerating the ‘silent invasion’ ???

WHY not make your objections to your local MPs?? Send an email message then you have a record in writing!

WHEN will the Morrison Government direct the developer sector to build affordable and social housing for Australians with a need for 200,000 social housing dwellings; affordable housing for First Home Buyers; and homes built for Firestorm victims?

IMPORTANT! In this related article from Adele Ferguson, ‘A Black Box that needs an Overhaul: How has the FIRB escaped scrutiny?’

It was revealed that:

Professor Allan Fels, a former chairman of the ACCC described the FIRB as a black box and said the scrutiny was long overdue.

-that the FIRB was not a regulatory body; it was not independent, politically *

-nor transparent; conditions imposed are generally not released to the public


READ MORE about the return of foreign buyers to the Australian Housing market:

‘Foreign investors headstrong on Aussie real estate’


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CAAN Photo apartment towers in Chatswood



CAAN has been sharing the truth with you through Expert Reports since November 2014 …

NOW it appears it has taken the frightening consequences of the WUHAN PANDEMIC … to bring home the message to our politicians and even some of those who have prospered so much from Chinese buyers in the Australian Property Market …

WHAT will it take for the Morrison Government to implement and enforce the second tranche of the Anti-Money Laundering Laws for the Real Estate Gatekeepers?

-having exempted these gatekeepers in October 2018

WHEN the ‘flying pegasus’ presents a major security and financial risk to Australian Society … ?

ASK why has it taken so long for NINE … a major media network to tell it as it is?

CAAN will go even further than the closing comment of Robert Klaric, Real Estate Industry Advisor especially concerning Chinese property buyers …

‘They have a lifestyle, they have freedom, and they can protect their wealth from the CCP,  from the Chinese Communist Party.’

Because the CCP controls all its citizens … it has been so easy for the Party not having to conduct military warfare but simply for Party members to arrive on a Flying Pegasus … in a Silent Invasion … and buy Australia’s National Estate … who can we thank for this? 

Who has had the greatest hand in this? 

Also view these related articles:

‘Juwai predicts Chinese Investors remain keen to buy Australian property: Are they seeking cheaper prices?’


How benevolent of Chinese Buyers to scoop up Australian Housing: This is aside from Ambassador Cheng Jingyes threat?



As our borders closed, local house-hunters thought the competition would ease. And It did for a while. But foreign buyers with deep pockets are back. #9ACA

Brady Halls, Reporter:  Estate Agent James Crowe is finally back doing what he does best. (Morton Real Estate)

And Nicki and Jay have been chomping at the bit to get back into the race.  The couple have been house hunting for a year now, and the Covid shutdown made their search even slower.

Nicki:  It did a lot, a lot of the properties actually dropped off the market we saw;  so things that we had been watching to see the prices fall were no longer on line. 

Halls:  But now another obstacle has popped up.

(Chinese buyers occupying auctions)

Nicki:  We don’t need any more competition than there is already.  We want to find something as soon as possible before the rest of the World!

Halls: And that competition is coming from where Covid began!

Lulu:  We are actually busy.

Michael Pallier:   Yeah, we just sold this house to a Chinese buyer, and they specifically bought it to use when they are not in China. *

Georg Chmiel, Executive Chairman at Juwai-IQI:  China is back in business much earlier than the rest of the World.

Pallier: (As he looked over a balcony he indicated to Brady Halls) 

New Chinese owners there, Chinese owners here, and the whole of this area is, you know, Chinese population.

Robert Klaric:  What we will see is that the wealthy mainland Chinese will look towards Australia now to secure their wealth and secure their health*

CAAN:  As shared previously with you … when foreign buyers buy our residential property they can gain a ‘Permanent Resident Visa’ with MEDICARE benefits thrown in!

And through Visa Manipulation, and able assistance from Migration Agents they can access a vast range of Visas including:  student, investor stream, Family, Parent, Grandparent, and Guardian … the whole Family Clan may come to  Australia!

Halls:  Chinese money is starting to flow back into Australian property.

These new apartments in Sydney and Melbourne have reportedly seen unprecedented sales and enquiries from wealthy Chinese taking advantage of our Covid-19 affected real estate market.

Chmiel:  Chinese enquiries were only down 14% in the first quarter versus 40% for local buyers so much, much less than the local buyers.

Halls: Georg Chmiel is from Juwai, a Chinese property portel.  So the demand from China has not fallen?

Chmiel:  Definitely for a number of reasons on the one side Australia managed the Covid crisis really well;  Australia is very attractive for students, investors and retirees, and also the market, the Australian property market is very resilient.

Halls:  Michael Pallier and wife Lulu from Sotherby’s Realty in Sydney’s east vouch for that.

Michael Pallier:  We have had quite a bit of interest from people from Asia.

Halls:  This apartment is generating much foreign interest.  And he sold another one below to a Chinese buyer only last month.

Pallier:  They can’t get enough of it – clean air, clean food, great education, safe environment … it’s, it’s paradise for them.

Halls:  What’s the appeal here in terms of Aussie property?

Chmiel:  Chinese buyers like Australian real estate especially over UK and US real estate given the Covid Crisis has hit the UK and US much, much stronger.

Klaric:  A lot of the mainland Chinese are seeing this as an opportunity to exploit a great deal because that’s what they are going to see in a property market for the next six months.

Halls:  Robert Cleric is a real estate industry adviser, and he has had his share of dealings with Chinese buyers now keen to buy up our properties during this Covid crisis which he says has seen prices drop by ..

Klaric:  Probably seen 10% during this period

Halls:  And then there’s been the fall in the Aussie dollar making our property far more attractive to overseas buyers.

Chmiel: That’s absolutely true.  It’s the Australian dollar is down 10% against some of the currency so that’s a nice buffer which people can include in their budgets.

Halls:  Lulu is fielding many Chinese inquiries ..

Lulu:  Yes, there’s always demand.

Halls:   On this house with its lovely harbour views –

Lulu:  And the Chinese people will always like Australia.

Halls:  And across town James at Morton Real Estate is much the same.

Crowe:  We have got lots of those clients who are certainly still in the market, and still keen to buy.

Halls:  This three-bedroom terrace he is marketing just walking distance to the city has caught the eyes of both domestic and international buyers prompting frustration from this local onlooker.

Australian Buyer: The Australian property is treated as an investment not as somewhere you live;  so unfortunately that has affected the market extensively.

Halls:  Robert Cleric believes it’s time Australia didn’t sell its property but long term leased it like Asian countries do.

Until then he says Australia offers Chinese buyers a wonderful security blanket.

Klaric: They have a lifestyle, they have freedom, and they can protect their wealth from the CCP, from the Chinese Communist Party.





New apartments in the major capital cities have reportedly seen unprecedented sales and enquiries from wealthy Chinese taking advantage of our COVID-19 affected real estate market. (A Current Affair)

IS the Real Problem Our Belief System? Meanwhile …

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CAAN Photo: Chinese Sydney Property Weekly; December 2019; a number of like publications issued weekly

THE real problem is our belief system … because …

LAST NIGHT ON 7.30 PwC Chief Economist, Jeremy Thorpe  … at about 4.30 minutes into the report … talked about:

-creating a growth economy not fortress Australia
-that the growth economy largely based on immigration will put us back on track quicker, and will generate billions more

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CAAN Photo: Macquarie Park now consists of many RESIDENTIAL High-Rise PRECINCTS that have replaced the Business and IT Park! Developed a mere 30 years ago; gone jobs for local Australians

ISN’t it a shame these so-called policy influencers seem to still …

-believe in the ‘trickle down’ economy
-believe in the forever growth economy

These rusted on capitalists seem to have failed to understand it is:

-not always about them and their precious never-ending desires for more

the Earth’s resources are finite despite their best efforts to deny this reality

IT was quite clear the battle-lines are already being drawn to counter some of the prevailing views following the failures of our current structures to deal with a major health, social and economic problem caused by an imported virus

These opportunists see it as their duty to warn against Australia turningto pivot in a direction:

away from being completely open to the whims of foreign markets, companies and foreign governments

-that differentiates us, that we can chart a course that is about doing things for ourselves

-and not being so reliant on overseas supply chains for just about everything!

They infer dangers lie ahead if we do, even using the label ‘fortress Australia’ links any such thoughts -with a negative sentiment

suggestive of xenophobia

-less valuable…and so on

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CAAN Photo: the foreign buy-up of Australia’s domestic housing has led to massive demographic changes across many Sydney and Melbourne suburbs. The overseas buyers not only can gain a Permanent Resident Visa, Medicare benefits, BUT access to numerous other Visas including Student, Family, Parent, Grandparent, Guardian …

BUT what about those who think otherwise?

THE 7.30 report didn’t cover a point of view that explained what would happen if Australia did more for itself, that there may be merits derived from having a more modest immigration intake, where was the balance?

WHAT about…

-earlier reports about a wealthier smaller Australia

a clever Australia investing in itself, that it’s not just about

.digging holes in the ground
.educating foreign students
.selling our domestic housing to foreigners
.selling anything and everything we once owned to foreigners; the money that flows in
.not being clean and our government not showing any interest in knowing about it
.that our real estate continues to be an international hotspot for money launderers and still it seems THAT is being tolerated … (Real Estate Gatekeepers exemption from Anti-Money Laundering Laws October 2018)


View 7.30: ‘How life might look after lockdown’ … where the discussion begins with Jeremy Thorpe, PWC Chief Economist at about 4.30 minutes in






Jeremy Thorpe on Twitter:
Jeremy Thorpe@jeremythorpe
·Appearing on @abc730 tonight discussing new @PwC_AU research – Australia Rebooted – and discussing what #recovery from #COVID19 might look like for the Australian economy


HOW Benevolent of Chinese Buyers to Scoop Up Australian Housing … this is aside from Ambassador Cheng Jingye’s threat …

LOOK at this … they talk of this as:

-as a real thing, that it is ok

-as if foreign ownership of Australia’s domestic housing is as legitimate as anything else

-as if it has no impact on the supply of affordable housing for Australians

-as if our domestic housing is merely another commodity

RELATED ARTICLE … also having James Laurenceson’s involvement … hm …

JUWAI predicts Chinese Investors remain keen to buy Australian Property … are they seeking cheaper prices?


And then again what do we expect …

Not much it seems …

After all what country would

-sell off control of its ports to foreign companies closely associated with or owned by foreign governments

-sell off much of its dairy production processing to foreign companies with similar foreign government connections

-sell off major pastoral assets to foreign entities including government-owned … state-owned enterprises

-sell off water entitlements to foreign companies again many of them with strong links to foreign governments

-sell off housing development sites in the inner city and outer suburbs of our major cities

-SELL OFF … the list goes on!

WAKE UP AUSTRALIA and call a stop to this erosion of our Sovereignty

READ MORE!  ‘How Chinese Investors SAVE Australia’s Housing Market Despite Ambassador Cheng Jingye’s threat’


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KEY Points from Anthony Albanese’s Headland Speech about a Recovery after Covid-19

Anthony Albanese
Public is looking for a recovery ‘in which no one is left behind’, opposition leader Anthony Albanese says, as a Deloitte report warns national income could fall almost $200bn short of predictions. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

KEY POINTS from Anthony Albanese’s Headland Speech about a Recovery after Covid-19!

that Australians deserve not to worry about job insecurity as jobseekers are consigned to poverty

that the government  bring forward nation-building infrastructure projects and increase investment in * social and affordable housing

the public will not accept a return to “the law of the jungle and unfettered market forces”

-that Australia build up its domestic manufacturing capacity, make better use of scientific research, and help towns and regions through a decentralisation strategy

-that this experience has reminded us that there is such a thing as society; that we are all connected and the strength of this bond is what is pulling us through as Australians

-a focus on inclusive economic growth with shared benefits; together with an industrial relations system that promotes co-operation, productivity improvements and shared benefits

-that policy makers need to look at increasing opportunities for people to gain secure employment

that the pandemic is a reminder of the need to secure critical supply chains in the face of global shocks

-to foster high-tech manufacturing;  to embrace science and improve its poor standing in OECD rankings for commercialising research

READ MORE FROM ‘Society must not snap back to insecure work and Poverty after CoronaVirus Crisis, Albanese says

South Australia has not had all its Eggs in the one Basket

South Australia has not had all its eggs in the one basket (case) …

SOUTH AUSTRALIA has not relied so much on Housing and Tourism which are now the hardest hit by the Pandemic.

AUSTRALIA’s GDP increase for 2018-19 of 2.89% but South Australia’s annual growth was only 1.34% however this could be why this State’s recovery may well be more immediate.

The Nation’s economic growth  … at the expense of a Whole Cohort of Australians esp. Our Youth  … was due to:

-high population growth through immigration and visa manipulation

-our industry going ‘offshore’ for China’s ‘cheap’ manufacturing

-the sell-off of our domestic housing to those from overseas with ‘hot money’ to burn

Unlike Victoria and NSW South Australia derived less ‘so-called’ advantage from these factors

Nor will South Australia have to climb out of this hole to the same extent



The Skyline of Adelaide looking south

South Australia could turn what some regard as weaknesses into strengths, experts say.(ABC News: Chris Moon)