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Public submissions are now being called for the Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Bill

The closing date for submissions is 4 pm on Sunday, 17 May 2020

The Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, Dr Deborah Russell, is calling for submissions on the Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on Thursday, 14 May 2020. The committee is required to report back to the House by Monday, 25 May 2020.

The Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Bill seeks to ensure that risks posed by foreign investment can be managed effectively while better supporting productive overseas investment by reducing the regulatory burden of the screening process. The Government considers the proposed changes need to be put in place urgently to mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19. It is the first of two bills seeking to make changes to Overseas Investment Act.

This bill is available online from the ‘Related links’ panel.

What do you need to know?

  • Submissions are publicly released and published to the Parliament website. Only your name or organisation’s name is required on a submission. Please keep your contact details separate, as if they are included on the submission they will become publicly available when the submission is released.
  • If you wish to include information of a private or personal nature in your submission you should discuss this with the clerk of the committee before submitting.
  • If you wish to speak to your submission, please state this clearly.

Further guidance on making a submission can be found from the ‘How to make a submission’ link in the ‘Related documents’ panel.

If you have any questions about your submission or the submission process please contact the Committee Staff through the contact details provided on this page.