The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is a non-statutory body responsible for advising the Treasurer on foreign investment policy and its administration. It examines foreign investment proposals submitted under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and under Australia's Foreign Investment Policy. The Board is supported by the Department. The Board comprises of 6 part-time members appointed by the Treasurer, as well as the Division Head of the Foreign Investment Division of the Department of the Treasury.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    2 April 1976

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. David Irvine 16 April 2017 15 April 2022
Other Mr. Roger Brake 6 March 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Teresa Dyson 2 January 2018 1 January 2023
Member The Hon. Nick Minchin 17 December 2018 16 December 2023
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Steven Skala AO 18 September 2020 17 September 2025
Member The Honourable Cheryl Edwardes AM 10 August 2017 9 August 2022
Member Ms. Margaret McDonald 26 March 2019 25 March 2024
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