Australian businesses forced to adjust as China trade curbs bite

Officially, China has largely claimed its measures are not retribution but are due to concerns about health or Australian trading practices.
Officially, China has largely claimed its measures are not retribution but are due to concerns about health or Australian trading practices.PHOTO: REUTERS

SYDNEY - Outside the small town of Quambatook on the grain-rich land of south-east Australia, Mr Brett Hosking runs a barley and wheat farm that has belonged to his family for about 110 years.

A fifth-generation farmer, Mr Hosking, 47, grew up on the 2,300ha farm and now runs it alongside his wife and four daughters.

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