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Barton, ACT 2600

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Invitation to a Critical Briefing on the Foreign Influence Transparency (FIT) Scheme Bill

WHO’S AFFECTED AND HOW?

Last December, the Turnbull Government tabled its national security/espionage legislative package, including the FIT Scheme Bill. Upon review, it’s become clear to the Australian Professional Government Relations Association (APGRA) that, in its current form, the Bill will create substantial new compliance and reporting obligations for

  • most government relations consultants,
  • a significant number of in-house government relations practitioners,
  • Industry associations,
  • other professional services firms, and
  • Advisors.

The Bill also includes criminal penalties for non-compliance which, in some cases, include imprisonment.

APGRA is participating in the ongoing review of the Bill by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security, and has commenced a range of discussions with the Government to understand and moderate its impacts.

To help you learn more about how the FIT Scheme Bill may impact you, the APGRA is hosting briefings for interested people.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Third party government relations consultants.
  • In-house government relations practitioners, particularly those that represent Australian companies whose ultimate ownership is foreign.
  • Any industry association with members that include Australian companies whose ultimate ownership is foreign.
  • Other professional services firms or consultants that advise foreign owned businesses seeking to secure business from (or otherwise engage with) Australian governments.

There is a narrow window of opportunity for those stakeholders unnecessarily impacted to make their concerns known and seek appropriate amendments to the current draft FIT Scheme Bill, so please join us.


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