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.
Making a submission
The Committee invites written submissions addressing any or all of the areas of focus for the Committee’s inquiry. Submissions should clearly identify which areas of focus are being addressed.
Prospective submitters are advised that any submission to the Committee’s inquiry must be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not be published prior to being accepted by the Committee. Documents do not attract parliamentary privilege until they are accepted by the Committee. Submissions are requested by Monday, 29 November 2021.
Further information about making a submission to a parliamentary inquiry is available here.