Interim Report

Interim Report

Foreign investment review framework

4 February 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-364-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 288KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 20KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 11KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 16KB)

Referral of inquiry
Conduct of inquiry
Purpose and structure of interim report

Chapter 2 - Lease of the Port of Darwin to the Landbridge Group (PDF 61KB)

Port of Darwin lease process
Landbridge bid

Chapter 3 - Foreign investment review framework (PDF 52KB)

Foreign Investment Review Board
Exemption of Commonwealth, state and territory businesses and land
Thresholds for FIRB consideration
National interest

Chapter 4 - Evidence in support of the current legislative and regulatory framework (PDF 47KB)

Economic considerations
National security and national interest considerations

Chapter 5 - Evidence in support of change to the legislative or regulatory framework (PDF 52KB)

Economic considerations
National security and national interest considerations

Chapter 6 - Committee's view and recommendation (PDF 21KB)
Additional comments by Coalition Senators (PDF 29KB)
Appendix 1 - Public hearing and witnesses (PDF 8KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540

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