Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010

Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010

16 June 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-1-74229-338-7

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Membership of Committee (PDF 169KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 43KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 130KB)

Referral of the bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Overview of the bill
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Main provisions of the bill (PDF 35KB)

The national interest test
Changing the investment threshold that triggers review
Publication of proposed acquisitions

Chapter 3 - Issues raised regarding the bill (PDF 282KB)

The bill as a potential deterrent for investors
Inadequate data for policy decisions
Criticism of the bill's national interest test
Commercial-in-confidence and publication of investment proposals
Setting the appropriate threshold
Strategic accumulation of agricultural land
Australia's international obligations
Australia's food security
Concluding comments

Chapter 4 - Implementation and drafting considerations (PDF 29KB)

Scrutiny of Bills Reports
Technical aspects of the bill and drafting considerations

Dissenting Report by Senator Nick Xenophon and Senator Christine Milne (PDF 141KB)

The New Zealand Model
Food security

Submissions Received
Additional Information Received
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearing and Witnesses (PDF 6KB)

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