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  • Treasury working paper: Foreign investment into Australia

    18 February 2016

    The Treasury has released a working paper on foreign investment into Australia. The paper aims to provide further insights into foreign investment in Australia by examining the trends, the sources and the positive effects of foreign investment into Australia. The available data on foreign investment in Australia suggests a fairly consistent trend over time despite increases […]

  • Stronger foreign investment regime comes into force

    1 December 2015

    Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison

  • New legislation details

    30 November 2015

    From 1 December, the Government introduced changes to strengthen Australia’s foreign investment framework through amendments to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and the introduction of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Imposition Fees Act 2015. The legislation aims to strengthen the laws around foreign investment and will impose penalties for breaching the foreign investment rules.