This guide is intended to supplement our popular Foreign Investment in Australia guide and has been drafted with the intention of providing an overview of the specific considerations a foreign person who is seeking to make an investment into the Australian energy and resources sector (“Energy and Resources Investor”) should be aware of. Please note that this guide is written as a general guide only. It should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific legal advice.
Australia’s foreign investment policy encourages foreign investment that is consistent with Australia’s national interest. As a resource rich country with a relatively high demand for capital and a small population, foreign investment helps fill the void between what Australia saves and invests every year. Australia’s national investment and savings gap has been on average about 4 percent of gross domestic product per year over the last few decades.
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