Super investment in ag in Canberra spotlight

25 May 2018

Andrew Marshall, Farm Weekly
25 May 2018

The $2.3 trillion Australian superannuation industry’s apparent extreme lack of interest in investing in agriculture is to be the focus of a parliamentary inquiry.

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources has launched an inquiry into the barriers to increased investment by superannuation funds.

It is calling for submissions from the superannuation industry, agribusiness and the wider farm sector on what hurdles currently exist restricting capital investment in farmland, agriculture infrastructure and farm sector investment businesses, and where Canberra might be able to assist.

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