Foreign investment review framework

On 25 November 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into the foreign investment review framework to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 4 February 2016. On 4 February 2016, the Senate granted an extension to the committee to report by 8 April 2016.

Initial closing date for submissions was 15 January 2016. Following the extension of the reporting date, this was extended to 1 March 2016.

On 18 April 2016, the Committee was granted a further extension to 28 April 2016.

Submissions closed on 1 March 2016.  

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About this inquiry

An examination of the foreign investment review framework, including powers and processes of the Foreign Investment Review Board, in relation to Australian assets of strategic or national significance being subject to lease or purchase by foreign owned interests, and whether there ought to be any legislative or regulatory changes to that framework to ensure Australia’s national interest is being adequately considered.

Past Public Hearings

10 Mar 2016: Sydney
15 Dec 2015: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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