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Clifford Chance

Briefings

The new agricultural land register – What foreign investors need to know

16 November 2015

As part of the wide-reaching package of reforms to Australia's inbound foreign investment rules scheduled to come into force this year1, on 11 November 2015, the Australian Parliament passed legislation imposing requirements on all foreign persons with certain interests in agricultural land to register those interests on the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land (the Register).
This briefing provides an overview of the key reporting obligations that will be imposed on all
foreign persons holding certain interests in agricultural land in Australia. The legislation is
expected to come into effect on 1 December 2015.

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