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FIRB fee changes aimed at increasing affordable housing supply
Insight 12 Dec 2023

On 10 December 2023, the Federal Government announced changes to the Foreign Investment Review Board residential land fee rules, designed to 'improve housing affordability and supply'. ...

Agriculture, food and beverage sector - M&A and governance update
Insight 01 Nov 2023

Despite a more cautious market in 2023, M&A in the agricultural, food and beverage sector has proven resilient. In this Insight, we delve into some ongoing trends shaping it, as well as giving a quick snapshot of Australia's proposed mandatory climate disclosure regime. ...

FIRB changes to note from 1 July 2023
Insight 29 Jun 2023

In this Insight, we outline and comment on the New Register and corresponding reporting obligations. ...

FIRB and critical minerals
Insight 31 May 2023

In this Insight, we outline the extent to which the FIRB regime currently regulates foreign investment in critical minerals and consider the potential future direction of the regulatory framework. ...

An update on Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime
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Webinar: An update on Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime ...

Doubling of FIRB application fees
Insight 25 Jul 2022

On 22 July 2022, the Government released changes to the FIRB application fee regime, in the form of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Fee Doubling) Regulations 2022 (Cth). The Amending Regulations provide for a doubling of FIRB application fees from 29 July 2022, we outline and comment on the fee increases. ...

Overview of Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime
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Significant changes to Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime came into effect last year. This guide provides up-to-date information you need to know about how the new FIRB regime operates. ...

Just in time: the full spectrum of amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure regime now passed
Insight 22 Apr 2022

The final anticipated amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth) (SOCI Act) have been passed in the nick of time, making their way through the Senate in its last sitting before the 2022 Federal Election. These latest amendments introduce new and enhanced obligations for risk management programs and security respectively, and the concept of ‘systems of national significance’. ...

Proposed changes to FIRB approval rules
Insight 17 Feb 2022

On 14 February 2022, the Government released proposed changes to the FIRB approval rules, in the form of an exposure draft of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Regulations 2022 which would amend the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations 2015. We outline and comment on the changes proposed. ...

Expansion in scope of transactions subject to FIRB approval rules
Insight 15 Dec 2021

In this Insight, we look at the changes and comment on what they mean for transactions. The changes to the SOCI Act also have operational implications for many businesses – which we will separately publish on. ...

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