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New Register Of Foreign Ownership – Investment In Australia Just Got More Complex!

New Register Of Foreign Ownership – Investment In Australia Just Got More Complex!

By Mc Innes Wilson Lawyers, 11 Oct 2023

With effect from 1 January 2021, the FATA was amended to (among other things) introduce the Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets. It was contemplated in the amendments to the FATA that the New Register would come into effect at a later time. That later time was 1 July 2023. [...]

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