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Annual Reports

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2012-2013 Annual Report
2011-2012 Annual Report
2010-2011 Annual Report
2009-2010 Annual Report
2008-2009 Annual Report
2007-2008 Annual Report
2006-2007 Annual Report
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2005-2006 Annual Report
2004-2005 Annual Report
2004-2005 Annual Report - Amended Chapter 2
2003-2004 Annual Report
2003-2004 Annual Report - Corrigendum
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2002-2003 Annual Report
2001-2002 Annual Report
2000-2001 Annual Report
1999-2000 Annual Report
1998-99 Annual Report
1997-98 Annual Report
1996-97 Annual Report
1995-96 Annual Report
1994-95 Annual Report
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1993-94 Annual Report
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1992-93 Annual Report
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1991-92 Annual Report
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1990-91 Annual Report
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1989-90 Annual Report
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1988-89 Annual Report
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1987-88 Annual Report
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1986-87 Annual Report
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1985-86 Annual Report
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1984-85 Annual Report
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Press Releases and Policy Statements

20/12/2013 Foreign Investment Review Board Appointment
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP
20/12/2013 Foreign Investment Decision: State Grid Corporation of China’s proposed acquisition of 19.9 per cent of SP AusNet and 60 per cent of SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Limited and SPI (Australia) Trust
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP
11/12/2013 Foreign Investment Decision:  Removal of certain foreign investment conditions placed on Yanzhou Coal Mining Company
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP
29/11/2013 Foreign Investment Decision: Archer Daniels Midland Company's proposed acquisition of GrainCorp Limited 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP
12/11/2013 Foreign Investment Decision: Saputo Inc.ís proposed acquisition of Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP
4/10/2013 Foreign investment application: Archer Daniels Midland Company's proposed acquisition of Graincorp Limited 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP
1/3/2013 Milestone in Investment Ties with New Zealand 
Statement by the Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Deregulation, the Hon David Bradbury MP and the Hon Craig Emerson MP Minister for Trade and Competitiveness and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy
31/8/2012 Foreign Investment Decision: Shandong RuYi Scientific & Technological Group Co. Ltd and Lempriere Pty Ltd acquisition of the assets of Cubbie Group Limited 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
8/03/2012 Foreign Investment Decision: Yancoal Australia Limited's merger with Gloucester Coal Limited 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
18/01/2012 ABARES Report Provides Facts about Foreign Investment 
Statement by the Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon Mark Arbib and the Acting Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Hon Simon Crean
18/01/2012 Government to Boost Transparency of Foreign Investment in Agriculture 
Statement by the Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon Mark Arbib
23/12/2011 Foreign Investment Decision: FOXTEL Partnership proposed acquisition of Austar United Communications Limited  
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
25/11/2011  Foreign Investment Decision: SABMiller PLC proposed acquisition of Foster's Group Limited 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
9/11/2011 Address to the China Overseas Investment Fair 
Speech by the General Manager, Foreign Investment and Trade Policy Division Australian Treasury and Executive Member, Foreign Investment Review Board
15/04/2011 Address to Open the Baker Tilly Asia Pacific Conference, Melbourne 
Speech by the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, the Hon Bill Shorten MP
8/04/2011 Foreign Investment Decision: Singapore Exchange Limited — Proposed acquisition of ASX Limited 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
16/02/2011 Australia and New Zealand sign historic investment protocol 
Statement by the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP
19/12/2010 Foreign Investment Decision: Minmetals Resources Limited acquisition of Album Resources Private Limited 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
7/12/2010 Oceania China Future Forum, Sydney 
Speech by the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, the Hon Bill Shorten MP
8/11/2010 Foreign Investment Decision: Wilmar International Limited acquisition of Sucrogen Limited from CSR Limited 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
31/10/2010 Government Welcomes Multi Billion Dollar Coal Seam Gas Investment 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
15/07/2010 Foreign Investment Review Board Appointment 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
9/07/2010 Foreign Investment Decision: Taifeng Yuanchuang International Development Co Ltd acquisition of up to 19.9 per cent of IMX Resources Limited and 49 per cent of Outback Iron Pty Ltd 
Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
6/05/2010 International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, Sydney 
Speech by the former Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry
27/04/2010 Australia, Qatar and the Future of Islamic Finance — Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Qatar
Speech by the former Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry
24/04/2010 Government Tightens Foreign Investment Rules for Residential Housing 
Statement by the former Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry
4/03/2010 Opening Keynote Address to the Asian Venture Capital Journal Private Equity and Venture Forum, Sydney 
Speech by the former Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry
10/12/2009 Address to The Global Foundation, Brisbane 
Speech by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
23/10/2009 Foreign Investment Proposal: Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited acquisition of Felix Resources Limited 
Statement by the former Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry
18/09/2009 Foreign Investment Proposal: James Hardie Industries N.V. Corporate Restructure 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
4/08/2009 Foreign Investment and the Long Road to Recovery — Thomson Reuters Newsmaker Series, Sydney 
Speech by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
4/08/2009 Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
8/05/2009 Foreign Investment Decision: Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation — Acquisition of up to a 36.28 per cent interest in Gindalbie Metals Ltd 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
23/04/2009 Foreign Investment Decision: China Minmetals Non ferrous Metals Co Ltd — Acquisition of certain mining assets of OZ Minerals Ltd 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
31/03/2009 Foreign Investment Decision: Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Group — Acquisition of up to a 17.55 per cent interest in Fortescue Metals Group 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
27/03/2009 Foreign Investment: China Minmetals Non ferrous Metals Co Ltd — Proposed acquisition of OZ Minerals Ltd 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
12/02/2009 Amendments to Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
18/12/2008 Administrative Changes to Foreign Investment Review Process for Real Estate 
Statement by the former Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon Chris Bowen MP
21/09/2008 Foreign Investment Proposal: Sinosteel Corporation — Acquisition of up to a 49.9 per cent interest in Murchison Metals Ltd 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
24/08/2008 Foreign Investment Proposal: Chinalco — Acquisition of up to a 14.99 per cent interest in Rio Tinto 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
23/04/2008 Foreign Investment Policy Changes — Timeframe for the development of vacant commercial land extended from 12 months to 5 years 
Statement by the former Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon Chris Bowen MP
17/02/2008 Government improves transparency of foreign investment screening process 
Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP
2/09/2007 Foreign Investment Proposal: Red Earth Holdings b.v. — Acquisition of an additional interest in PBL Media Holdings Pty Limited and the PBL Media Holdings Trust 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
20/08/2007 Foreign Investment: Canwest Global Communications Corp — Acquisition of interest in Ten Network Holdings Limited 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
18/04/2007 Reappointment of Chairman of Foreign Investment Review Board [Mr John Phillips AO] 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
6/03/2007 Qantas Airways Ltd 
Joint statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP, and the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, the Hon Mark Vaile MP
14/12/2006 Qantas Offer 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
9/11/2006 Foreign Investment: Brambles Industries Limited 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
12/10/2006 Foreign Investment Proposal: Thales Australia Holdings Pty Limited — Acquisition of remaining 50 per cent interest in ADI Limited 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
29/04/2005 Reappointment of member of Foreign Investment Review Board [Ms Lynn Wood] 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
4/04/2005 BHP Billiton Group — No objections raised to the acquisition of WMC Resources Limited, subject to conditions 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
11/02/2005 FIRB: Xstrata/WMC 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
29/06/2004 No Objections Raised to the Incorporations of the News Corporation in the United States 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
9/06/2004 Foreign Investment Review Board: Re-appointment of the Hon Chris Miles 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
9/02/2004 Foreign Investment Policy: Shareholdings in Village Roadshow Limited — seeking information from parties who have acquired shares in Village Roadshow Limited on behalf of a number of foreign investors, including interests held by Swiss nominee banks 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
28/05/2003 No Objection Raised to Xstrata's Acquisition of MIM Holdings 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello, MP
12/04/2002 No Objection Raised to Mitsui’s Acquisition of Remaining Interest in Moura Mine 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello, MP
28/08/2001 Singapore Telecommunications Limited — Acquisition of Cable & Wireless Optus Limited 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
22/08/2001 Singapore Telecommunications Limited — Application for Foreign Investment Approval to Acquire Cable & Wireless Optus Limited 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
26/07/2001 Foreign Investment Approval of Brambles Industries Limited-GKN Plc Merger 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
4/06/2001 Foreign Investment Approval of BHP Limited-Billiton Plc Merger 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
23/04/2001 Foreign Investment Proposal — Shell Australia Investments Limited’s Acquisition of Woodside Petroleum Limited 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
13/06/2000 Foreign Investment Case: Acquisition by Air New Zealand Limited of the News Corporation’s 50 per cent Interest in Ansett Holdings Limited 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
7/12/1999 Virgin Receives Foreign Investment Approval 
Statement by the former Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Rod Kemp
3/09/1999 Foreign Investment Policy Changes 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
4/08/1998 Foreign Investment Case: Tyndall Australia Ltd’s Portfolio Investment in John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
6/03/1998 Foreign Investment Policy: Ownership Structure for the Ten Group Ltd (TGL) — Canwest/TNQ Float Proposal 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
9/04/1997 Release of the Report of the Financial System Inquiry and Initial Government Response on Mergers Policy 
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
11/12/1996 Foreign Investment Policy: Forced Divestiture of Residential Real Estate involving Australian Trustee 
Statement by the former Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Rod Kemp
19/11/1996 Uranium Sector
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
18/09/1996 Rationalisation of Notification Thresholds for Portfolio Investments in the Media Sector
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP
26/09/1995 Government Response to the Reports by the Senate Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Foreign Ownership Decisions in Relation to the Print Media
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Ralph Willis MP
20/04/1993 Foreign Investment Policy: Mass Circulation Newspapers
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon John Dawkins MP
1/04/1993 Modification to Foreign Investment Policy. Residential Real Estate and Developed Non-Commercial Real Estate
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon John Dawkins MP
26/02/1992 Economic Statement: Foreign Investment Policy Changes
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon John Dawkins MP
10/10/1991 Foreign Investment in the Print Media
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon John Kerin MP
25/07/1991 Foreign Investment Policy: Integrated Tourism Resorts
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon John Kerin MP
6/07/1989 Proclamation of Foreign Takeovers Amendment Act 1989 and Gazettal of Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
20/01/1988 Foreign Investment Policy: New Oil and Gas Developments
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
29/09/1987 Foreign Investment Policy: Developed Residential Real Estate
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
30/04/1987 Thin Capitalisation and Corporate Restructures in relation to Foreign Investment Policy
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
30/04/1987 Further Liberalisation of Foreign Investment Policy
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
28/07/1986 Foreign Investment Policy Relaxations
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
15/04/1986 Economic and Rural Policy Statement
Statement by the former Acting Treasurer, the Hon Chris Hurford MP
29/10/1985 Review of Foreign Investment Policy
Statement by the former Acting Treasurer, the Hon Chris Hurford MP
27/02/1985 New Banking Authorities
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
18/12/1984 Foreign Investment Policy and Stockbroking
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
10/09/1984 Participation in Banking in Australia and Other Issues of Financial Deregulation
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
18/04/1984 Foreign Investment Policy and Stockbroking
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP
20/12/1983 Review of Foreign Investment Policy
Statement by the former Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP

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Other Publications

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