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28-2020 - APS Level 4 - Executive level 1, Advisers, Foreign Investment Division

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About Foreign Investment Division

The Foreign Investment Division (the Division) is part of the Corporate and Foreign Investment Group. It is responsible for administering Australia’s foreign investment laws as outlined in the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and providing advice to the Government on foreign investment policy. 

In administering the framework, the Division closely engages with counterparts across Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and has significant links into the private sector. It services the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) which is a non‑statutory body that advises the Treasurer and Government on foreign investment matters.

The Division is administering temporary zero dollar thresholds announced in late March as part of the Government’s Covid-19 response as well as implementing major reforms to the foreign investment framework announced by the Government on 5 June 2020, with commencement scheduled for 1 January 2021.

The roles

Treasury is seeking to engage staff to work in a range of roles in the Foreign Investment Division in Compliance and Enforcement, National Security and the Legal team. To be a strong contender for the roles you must have the ability to work on complex matters in a fast-paced environment. You will have strong communication skills and be able to work independently or part of a team. In addition, you will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Advising on and analysis of mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory compliance, investigation and enforcement
  • Policy development and analysis, including in relation to national security
  • Legal advising, including eligibility to hold a practising certificate
  • Legislative development and/or implementation
  • Regulatory policy, governance, project and risk management
  • Accounting and auditing.

Applicants must be able to obtain or maintain an NV1/2 or higher clearance level.

The roles will be based in Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne. Please indicate in your application your preferred location.

Interviews are expected to take place in October and applicants should indicate their availability and if an interview via telephone is required.

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