Inquiry Supporting Exports and Attracting Investments

Government Launches Inquiry into Supporting Australia’s Exports and Attracting Investments

A government inquiry has recently been launched to investigate Australia’s export industry and how to attract more investment for local business. The inquiry is being led by the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth, chaired by the Member for Dawson, George Christensen.

Mackellar MP Jason Falinski, wants Northern Beaches based businesses to contribute to the inquiry.

“The Northern Beaches is home to a number of businesses which currently export overseas or who could potentially expand their business into the overseas market.” Mr Falinski said.

“We want to hear from the front line – the businesses which are affected the most by government red tape and bureaucracy. Where there is room for us to change, we will do so but first we need to know what gets in the way of a business being able to grow through exports and attract more investment.”

The inquiry’s Terms of Reference are as follows:

The Committee will inquire into and report on:

  • Understanding Australian businesses' ambitions to grow via export and attracting investment;
  • Identifying local regulatory barriers to businesses being able to realise their ambitions; and
  • Identifying best practice regulation that evidence shows supports export and investment growth, whilst protecting the national interest.

Submissions from interested individuals, businesses and organisations are invited by Monday, 23 September 2019.

Submissions can be made here:

Further information about the Committee’s inquiry, including the full terms of reference and details on ow to lodge a submissions are available on the Committee’s webpage here: