ATO to test ‘national interest’

Original article by Angus Grigg, Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 1-Apr-16

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been given new powers to scrutinise foreign investments for their impact on Australia’s national interest. It seems that the ATO will focus on Chinese state-owned enterprises. The chairman of China’s State Grid Corporation, Liu Zhenya, said at a press conference in Beijing on 30 March 2016 that his company expected to be treated the same way as other bidders for the New South Wales electricity network, Ausgrid.

CORPORATES
AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE, AUSGRID PTY LTD, TRANSGRID, STATE GRID CORPORATION OF CHINA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION

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