Scott Morrison cited national security concerns in knocking back a bid by Chinese companies for a share of Ausgrid.
Scott Morrison has formally ruled out Chinese companies obtaining a 50.4% share of Ausgrid.
China’s State Grid Corporation was hoping to add a majority stake in Ausgrid to its growing global network.
Energy markets are increasingly global, with growing security issues. Disengaging is not the answer.
Poor Scott Morrison. Public policy storms don’t get more perfect than this. Nor are they generally quite as revealing of the increasingly complex environment in which policies are made these days. The…
The election has plunged the country into uncertainty and has placed a possible question mark over Australia for companies looking to invest.
Research shows how tobacco companies are feeling the effects of smoking bans across the world.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited China with a large trade delegation in April.
The message Chinese investors are getting from Australia is shifting from ambiguous to ominously hostile.
Anna Creek, the world’s largest working cattle station, formerly part of the Kidman estate.
Treasurer Scott Morrison's reason for rejecting the Chinese bid offers a radically different definition of 'national interest' but doesn't say much about how foreign interests are defined.
A study has found that Australians aren’t primarily motivated by racism in their attitudes towards Chinese investment and foreign investment.
A survey has found that the percentage of foreign ownership is more worrying to Australians than the country-of-origin of the investment.
Slowing down: the UK’s car industry could suffer from a Brexit.
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Foreign investment could fall by close to a quarter, harming productivity and incomes if Britain leaves the EU, according to new research.
The sale of the port of Fremantle, the last capital city port to be privatised, is now in limbo.
The Barnett government's plans to sell ports, including the last capital city port slated for privatisation, appear to have been torpedoed by the WA Nationals' change of heart.
Chinese entrepreneur Lu Xianfeng has purchased Van Dieman’s Land Company through his business Moon Lake Investments.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the $280 million sale of Australia's largest dairy farming business to the Chinese-owned Moon Lake Investments.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says the changes to foreign investment scrutiny will give the ATO greater powers to crack down on tax avoidance.
International investors will have to comply with new rules designed to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies.
Foreign investment in housing: murky.
There's no accurate data on foreign investment in Australian real estate, but what we do have suggests it's only partly to blame for rising house prices.
David Irvine will bring his knowledge of China and his experience as a former ASIO head to the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Former ASIO director-general David Irvine has been appointed to the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Malcolm Turnbull’s trivialisation of the communications bungle over the 99-year lease of the Port of Darwin to a Chinese-owned company may not go down well with the US.
One can only speculate how the discussion would have gone if Tony Abbott had survived as prime minister long enough to meet Barack Obama during this week's summit circuit.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has banned the Chinese acquisition of the vast S. Kidman and Co property holdings in its current form on the basis of the land’s size and security issues.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked Chinese attempts to purchase the vast Kidman empire - which amounts to 1.3% of Australia's total land area.
China is Australia’s most important trading partner and a growing source of investment.
The “national interest”, at least as far as economic policy is concerned, has always been a contested compromise and a consequence of the relative political influence of domestic forces.
Bridging the gap. How to keep up with Dublin.
Dublin has managed to keep the money rolling in while others struggle, so what are the lessons to learn for its neighbours and rivals.
A home-grown problem.
The housing and housing affordability crisis will not be solved by a clamp-down on one group of buyers.
All smiles for Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
The preliminary deal won't lift any sanctions, but businesses eager to return to Iran won't wait for the ink to dry to gear up.