Speeches | 22 December 2008

Is Australia's foreign investment regime in the national interest?

In a paper written for an IPA conference on Australia's Investment Future, the Institute's Andrew Shearer and Mark Thirlwell take a look at the politics and economics of Australia’s foreign investment regime. They examine the extent to which the regime is adequate to safeguard the national interest in the context of Chinese investment in the Australian resource sector. Their conclusion is that there is no need to panic, either about the influx of Chinese investment, or about the restrictiveness of the current regime when it comes to foreign direct investment, although they do argue that some further liberalisation is warranted.Their paper is available for download here.The full list of papers delivered at the IPA conference is available here: http://www.ipa.org.au/sectors/australia%27s-open-investment-future-sympo...Mark Thirlwell , Andrew Shearer

  • Mark Thirlwell
  • Andrew Shearer

In a paper written for an IPA conference on Australia's Investment Future, the Institute's Andrew Shearer and Mark Thirlwell take a look at the politics and economics of Australia’s foreign investment regime. They examine the extent to which the regime is adequate to safeguard the national interest in the context of Chinese investment in the Australian resource sector. Their conclusion is that there is no need to panic, either about the influx of Chinese investment, or about the restrictiveness of the current regime when it comes to foreign direct investment, although they do argue that some further liberalisation is warranted.Their paper is available for download here.The full list of papers delivered at the IPA conference is available here: http://www.ipa.org.au/sectors/australia%27s-open-investment-future-sympo...Mark Thirlwell , Andrew Shearer

  • Mark Thirlwell
  • Andrew Shearer