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Foreign Investment Review Board announces introduction of new exemption certificates

The Australian government welcomes foreign investment and recognises the positive effects it has on the continued growth of the Australian economy. Properly structured and carefully assessed foreign investment creates new jobs, provides access to markets, promotes healthy competition, encourages innovation and contributes to Australia’s GDP.

Foreign investment framework – 2017 Legislative Package

On 1 December 2015, the most significant changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework in over 40 years were introduced. The reforms provided for stronger enforcement of the rules, a better resourced system and clearer rules for foreign investors.

Draft report on the Regulation of Australian Agriculture

The Productivity Commission has released a draft report on the Regulation of Australian Agriculture.

FIRB Annual Report 2014-2015

On 8 April 2016, the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) released its annual report for 2014-2015. A copy of the report is available here.

Remaking ASIC class order on share and interest sale facilities

Legislative instruments, such as class orders, are repealed automatically, or sunset, after 10 years, unless action is taken to extend them.

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