News Analysis: Foreign infra investors in Australia’s crosshairs, again

14 September 2020 - 12:00 am UTC

COVID-19, a deepening distrust of China and domestic politics have conspired to create a renewed push to raise barriers to foreign investment in Australia. Shaun Drummond looks at the potential impact of the latest moves for infrastructure deals

Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill, introduced in parliament this month, caps a series of federal government moves to impose greater scrutiny on overseas investments coming into the economy, especially for infrastructure.

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