Foreign investment

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Discussion paper

Register of foreign-owned water entitlements: issues paper

The Australian Government established the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements (the Register) in 2017. The primary aim of the Register is to increase transparency about foreign ownership of Australian water assets and, more broadly, maintain community confidence in Australia’s foreign investment policy. This...
Report

Regulator Performance Framework - Administration of Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework: report 2019-20

Under the Australian Government’s Regulator Performance Framework, regulators must undertake an annual self-assessment of their performance against six key outcome-based performance indicators (KPIs). The overall 2019-20 assessment for Treasury and the ATO in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework was that the KPIs were met.
Report

The role of US innovation in securing Australia's economic future

This report argues that since the Second World War, no single country has continually helped Australia to be more innovative than the United States. In addition to the fact Australia now receives more investment from the United States than any other country, US investment is...
Report

Enduring partners: the US-Australia investment partnership

This report argues that as Australia seeks to develop even more sophisticated and high-value goods and services, partnerships and investment by US companies will continue to be vital for Australia’s technology and research sectors, helping to keep us at the cutting edge of productive innovation...
Report

Australia’s exposure to regional economic disruption: investment

This paper discusses how the COVID-related recession will significantly dampen international capital flows in 2020.
Report

Foreign investment in Australia

This research paper looks at the trends, drivers and effects of foreign investment in Australia, and the Australian government’s foreign investment policy. Foreign investment is beneficial for the Australian economy, but brings some risk which can be managed by government policy.
Policy report

Foreign investment reforms

This paper outlines the most comprehensive reforms to Australia’s foreign investment review framework in more than 20 years. The Australian government will shortly release exposure draft legislation for consultation on the reforms prior to its introduction into Parliament, and provide further guidance for investors on...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has Victoria's share of Chinese investment in Australia more than tripled over four years?

Ahead of the 2018 Victorian state election, Premier Daniel Andrews claimed that the state's share of Chinese investment in Australia had more than tripled in the past four years.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Greens Senator Rachel Siewert's foreign ownership claim overstated

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert claims China and the US would not allow a foreign government to buy 1 million hectares of land.
Guide

Foreign investment policy and national interest guidance

This guidance note has been released so that foreign investors can ensure that they understand New Zealand's foreign investment screening regime and ensure they comply with the law.