Foreign Investment Review Board

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

  • Postal Address

    Langton Crescent
    Parkes ACT 2600

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Bruce Miller AO 6 April 2022 5 April 2027
Other Mr. Simon Writer PSM 19 April 2022 1 January 2099
Member Ms. Margaret McDonald 26 March 2019 25 March 2024
Member The Hon. Nick Minchin 17 December 2018 16 December 2023
Member Mr. Steven Skala AO 18 September 2020 17 September 2025
Member Ms. Carolyn Kay 20 November 2021 19 November 2026
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