The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme came into effect on 10 December 2018. Its purpose is to provide the public and government decision-makers with visibility of the nature, level and extent of foreign influence on Australia's government and political process.
The Scheme may apply to a limited number of charities. If your charity undertakes activities on behalf of a foreign principal, you may need to register.
A foreign principal is any of the following:
- a foreign government
- a foreign government-related entity
- a foreign political organisation
- a foreign government-related individual
The Attorney General’s Department has a range of resources which can help you determine if you need to register.
For more information, visit ag.gov.au/transparency