The Government is in Caretaker
The Prime Minister has called the election and the caretaker conventions apply until a new government is elected.
During the caretaker period, the business of government continues and ordinary matters of administration still need to be addressed.
As a general rule, most foreign investment proposals can continue to be considered by Government during the caretaker period. However, the caretaker rules provide that significant decisions which may bind future governments should not generally be taken in a caretaker period. Therefore, proponents of larger or more significant/sensitive cases should contact Treasury to discuss such proposals during the caretaker period.
Further details on caretaker conventions are provided in the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions issued by the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (PM&C).
Contact us with enquiries relating to foreign investment proposals.