Organisation: Foreign Investment Review Board

Australia reviews possible secretive Chinese share acquisitions in mining company

An Australian mining company has asked the country’s Foreign Investment Review Board to check director nominations and possible share purchases by a China-linked shareholder that the government prohibited from further increasing its stake in the local business.

31 October 2023

Australian review body urged to block cybersecurity deal

The acquisition of Australia’s largest cybersecurity company by French defence giant Thales “poses serious national security concerns” and should be blocked by the country’s Foreign Investment Review Board, an Australian senator has said.

26 June 2023

China-linked lithium mine buyer refiles for Australian foreign investment clearance

A company with links to China has pulled and refiled an application to acquire an Australian lithium mine before the country’s Foreign Investment Review Board.

26 April 2023

Australia blocks China-linked fund from increasing mining investment

The Australian government has blocked a Chinese national’s Singapore-based investment fund from increasing its stake in a domestic rare earths mining company on “national interest” grounds.

01 March 2023

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