The state-owned food warehousing vehicle of the Middle Eastern state of Qatar will sell the remaining farming land it owns in South Australia, it announced today.
The ABC reported that Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi told the Federal Senate in June that the Qatari-owned company should be forced to sell its $470 million agriculture empire in Australia following accusations that Qatar supports Islamist militants.
"Why would we allow Qatar to protect its food security when it's undermining our national security?" he asked.
"If Qatar supports those who seek to kill our people and to destroy our way of life in the name of some global Islamic caliphate, we are right to say 'we don't want you here — we do not want your investment in our country because it jeopardises our national interests'".