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Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013]


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
XENOPHON, Senator Nick; MILNE, Sen Christine

Summary

Amends the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 to: implement a national interest test to be applied against proposed foreign acquisitions of agricultural land; require any interest in agricultural land greater than five hectares to be notified to the Treasurer; require online publication of information about foreign acquisitions of interest in agricultural land; and impose penalties for not notifying the Treasurer of a proposed acquisition.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/10  
Second reading moved 24/11/10  
Second reading debate 22/09/11  
Second reading debate 28/02/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
     
Restored to Notice Paper 10/12/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Independent/Australian Greens [sheet 7148]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
MILNE, Sen Christine

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/02/2011): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (16/06/2011)
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