Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Investing in Australia - Managing Political Risk

  • 27 Oct 2010
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TressCox Lawyers 135 King St Sydney
  • 60


  • Special price for members of AJS-NSW and JCCI

AJS Business Series 2010


Investing in Australia-Managing Political Risk




Featuring our speaker


n Michael Priebe, Founding Partner of Statecraft 

Held in conjunction with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sydney (JCCI), this event will focus on the political and regulatory risks of investing in Australia. 

The previous Federal Government’s intention to tax mining industry “super profits”, a hung parliament and the growing strength of the Australian Greens party all seem to point to a change in the investment environment. Australia has always rated highly as a safe and stable destination for foreign investment, but there are increasing political and regulatory risks emerging across a range of sectors.

Success or failure of an investment may boil down to how well these risks are identified and managed before funds are committed. Michael Priebe, Managing Director of Statecraft (an AJS corporate member), is a professional in the field. He will provide an overview on where such risks are likely to emerge and will give us practical examples of what can be done to manage such risks. Don’t miss out on Michael’s special insights into a very topical subject.

The discussion will include time for Q&A, followed by networking over drinks.


Background of speaker:

Mr. Michael Priebe is an economist by training, with a broad background in corporate planning and government relations. Before establishing Statecraft, for several years he worked on the staff of the Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Trade, the Hon Mark Vaile. In his younger days Michael spent six months in Osaka, as an exchange student.


Date & Time  Wednesday 27 October, 6-8pm 

                         (venue opens 5:30pm)

                         Networking drinks and snacks to follow presentation.


Venue              TressCox Lawyers

                          Level 20, 135 King St, Sydney 

Signup by downloading the form here

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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