Barley industry fears it is bearing brunt of Australia's 'fractured' relationship with China

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Agricultural groups call for more government help to access new markets amid concerns over heavy reliance on China

Australia’s barley industry has raised fears it is bearing the brunt of “a fracture” in the relationship with China, as Canberra rejected the latest travel advice issued by Beijing as “disinformation”.

A parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday heard calls from Australian agricultural groups for more help from the government to access new markets, amid concerns over the risks caused by a heavy reliance on China.

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