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Revocation of Provisional Transparency Notice issued in relation to the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney

Foreign Influence
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The Acting Secretary has revoked the provisional transparency notice issued on 26 February 2021 in relation to the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney. Following consideration of changes made to the Confucius Institute’s governance arrangements after the provisional transparency notice was issued, the Acting Secretary was no longer satisfied, on the information available, that the Institute meets the definition of a foreign government related entity under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 at this time.

A person whose interests are affected by the decision to revoke the transparency notice under section 14E of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 may, subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of the decision (see section 14H of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018).