Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia's National Security) Bill 2020 [Provisions] and Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment Bill 2020 [Provisions]

November 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-143-8

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral of the inquiry
  Purpose of the bills
  Background and consultation
  Current operation of the Act
  Provisions of the bills
  Legislative scrutiny
  Regulatory and financial impact
  Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2—Views on the bill

  The broad intent and effect of the legislation
  Moneylending exemption
  Definition of national security business
  Powers to review over time
  Other comments on the bill
  Compliance powers
  Guidance material
  Committee view

Additional Comments by Labor Senators

Additional Comments from the Australian Greens: Still in the dark

  Critical infrastructure and renewable energy

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearing

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Canberra ACT 2600

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