Foreign investment fees set to be introduced

Currently no fees apply to foreign investment applications in Australia.

But there will be soon following the House of Representatives Economics Committee report recommending the government apply a modest administrative fee to the current screening for all foreign purchases of residential real estate, including purchases by temporary residents, to fund compliance and enforcement activities.

It will apply to residential, commercial, developer, business and rural applications.

Business, commercial real estate and agribusiness investments would be subject to application fees between $10,000 up to $100,000 depending on the size and sector.

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