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Strengthening Australia's foreign investment framework

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Date
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Consultation Type
Consultation Paper

Key Documents

The Government is seeking views on proposed reforms to strengthen Australia's foreign investment framework, particularly around residential real estate and agriculture.

This discussion paper forms the basis of the Government’s consultation on reforms to the foreign investment framework. The proposed reforms include:

  • increasing compliance and enforcement activities around foreign investment in residential real estate through the creation of a specialised investigative and enforcement area within the Australian Taxation Office; and
  • introducing new civil penalties and increased criminal penalties for foreign investors and third parties who breach the foreign investment rules.

Consideration is also being given to the introduction of an application fee on all foreign investment proposals, based on the type of investment.

The Government also intends to introduce a new $55 million screening threshold for foreign investment in Australian agribusiness, subject to public consultation on the definition of agribusiness.

Submissions

234 submissions were received for this consultation, including 59 confidential submissions.

Adler, Janet - pdf 184.17 KB
AgForce Queensland - pdf 472.78 KB
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Allens - pdf 249.2 KB
Amery, Bruce - pdf 11.69 KB
BDO - pdf 126.77 KB
BDO - rtf 1.68 MB
Bergman, Christer - pdf 96.36 KB
Bone, David - pdf 20.32 KB
Bourke, Peter - pdf 8.52 KB
Carroll, Anne - pdf 468.5 KB
Carroll, Anne - rtf 465 KB
Corrs Chambers Westgarth - pdf 205.52 KB
CPA Australia - pdf 152.1 KB
Crawford, Graeme - pdf 83.79 KB
Cromie, Suzanne - pdf 8.36 KB
Cromie, Suzanne - rtf 77.64 KB
Dane, Bruce - pdf 63.79 KB
Dane, Bruce - rtf 37.77 KB
Drost, Mary - rtf 93.67 KB
Drost, Mary - pdf 190.03 KB
Dual Living - rtf 34.05 KB
Dual Living - pdf 9.4 KB
Duff, Mark - pdf 69.86 KB
Duff, Mark - rtf 35.33 KB
Dwyer Lawyers - pdf 205.6 KB
Dwyer Lawyers - rtf 97.2 KB
Elliott, Ray - pdf 484.52 KB
Elliott, Ray - rtf 1.38 MB
Ellis, John - pdf 9.31 KB
Elmi, Nina - rtf 31.98 KB
Elmi, Nina - pdf 6.82 KB
Evans, Kristopher - pdf 7.94 KB
Everett, Steve - rtf 90.74 KB
Everett, Steve - pdf 109.35 KB
Frawley, Janette - pdf 39.51 KB
Gilbert + Tobin - pdf 8.14 MB
Goldie, Jenny - pdf 7.45 KB
Gonsalvez, Vivian - pdf 9.81 KB
Grain Growers - pdf 437.04 KB
Hearn, Jeremy - pdf 90.9 KB
Hearn, Jeremy - rtf 53.35 KB
Herbert Smith Freehills - pdf 158.01 KB
Hickey Lawyers - pdf 71.86 KB
Hickey Lawyers - rtf 885.76 KB
Hosking, Sarah - pdf 10.55 KB
Hosking, Simon - pdf 282.83 KB
How, Christopher - pdf 73.31 KB
Howard, Roger - pdf 25.83 KB
Howard, Roger - rtf 116.68 KB
Hundley, Ian - pdf 168.22 KB
Juwai.com - pdf 446.8 KB
Kallinicos, John - pdf 15.81 KB
Kang, Ken - pdf 63.09 KB
King & Wood Mallesons - pdf 90.98 KB
King, Jeremy - pdf 10.43 KB
Klasen, Aaron - pdf 16.25 KB
Klasen, Aaron - rtf 48.92 KB
Koppel, Daniel - pdf 94.28 KB
Koppel, Daniel - rtf 33.42 KB
Law Society of NSW - pdf 1.05 MB
Lawrence, David - pdf 6.75 KB
Learmonth, Anthony - pdf 10.68 KB
Learmonth, Anthony - rtf 81.03 KB
Lee, Bronwyn - pdf 94.4 KB
Lees, Angela - pdf 82.24 KB
Lenzo, Joe - pdf 22.8 KB
Lewis, Walter - pdf 1.09 MB
McGuirk, Jeanette - pdf 220.08 KB
Melbourne City Council - pdf 482.76 KB
Mettam, Joy - pdf 299.55 KB
Minter Ellison - pdf 122.55 KB
Munro, Angela - pdf 13.35 KB
Murray, Kathryn - pdf 15.71 KB
Name Withheld 2 - pdf 14.01 KB
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Naylor, Rosalie - pdf 19.39 KB
Naylor, Rosalie - rtf 79.81 KB
O'Mahoney, Brendan - pdf 8.27 KB
O'Sullivan, Jane - pdf 32.95 KB
O'Sullivan, Jane - rtf 115.94 KB
Olsson, Charles - pdf 93.78 KB
Orchard, Roland - pdf 10.01 KB
Parker, Douglas - pdf 7.89 KB
Paulet, James - pdf 92.17 KB
Piper, WA - pdf 96.25 KB
Regulation Economics - pdf 1016.41 KB
Sanctuary Cove Resort - pdf 240.35 KB
Sargent, C - pdf 194.88 KB
Sargent, C - rtf 110.6 KB
Sharp, H - pdf 7.79 KB
Simon - pdf 28.81 KB
SMATS Group - pdf 76.24 KB
SMATS Group - rtf 1.96 MB
Tayler, Christopher - pdf 94.18 KB
TFS Corporation Ltd - pdf 41.61 KB
TFS Corporation Ltd - rtf 120.67 KB
TFS Corporation Ltd - docx 35.43 KB
Thomas, Roger M - pdf 90.62 KB
Thorn, Peter - pdf 515.25 KB
Thorn, Peter - rtf 233.49 KB
Tully, Allan - pdf 37.08 KB
Urban Taskforce - pdf 91.18 KB
Vun, Peter - pdf 43.28 KB
W, Zen - pdf 44.81 KB
W, Zen - rtf 307.11 KB
Walker, Forester - pdf 8.78 KB
Walker, Forester - rtf 33.52 KB
Ward, Richard - pdf 9.9 KB
Watson, Barry - pdf 72.67 KB
Weaver, Patricia - pdf 285.12 KB
Weaver, Patricia - rtf 83.76 KB
Wells, Christine - pdf 12.9 KB
Wells, Christine - rtf 48.57 KB
Westcourt - pdf 422.97 KB
Williams, Geraldine - pdf 90.38 KB
Zhou, Zhangyue - rtf 103.46 KB
Zhou, Zhangyue - pdf 15.66 KB