Review of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review into the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018.

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme was introduced in 2018 with the purpose of bringing transparency to activities undertaken on behalf of foreign principals, particularly where those activities are intended to influence Australian political and governmental systems and processes.

The Committee tabled its Advisory Report on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017 in June 2018, and the Committee is required by Section 70 of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 to commence an inquiry into the operation, effectiveness and implications of the scheme by 10 December 2021.

This inquiry will be held over until new members are appointed after the election.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360
Fax: +61 2 6277 4424
pjcis@aph.gov.au