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Why Australia must deepen its Asian investment relationships

Wilson, J.D. (2013) Why Australia must deepen its Asian investment relationships. The Conversation .

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Foreign investment has been a key issue in national policy debate. Surging levels of foreign investment have provided a fillip to the Australian economy during the global financial crisis, and have been instrumental in financing the resource boom.

However, it has also caused a number of political controversies, particularly over the impact of Chinese state-owned enterprise investments and the sensitive issue of foreign investment in agricultural land. Such has been the attention that no fewer than three Senate inquiries have been launched into foreign investment issues in recent years.

But a major finding of the First Murdoch Commission is that while Australia is relatively successful in attracting foreign investment overall, its investment ties with Asian partners remain relatively under-developed.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
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