The first component of the presentation will be to provide an overview of the following two pieces of legislation and what is required of Griffith Staff and Students to ensure that all interactions with foreign parties comply with the federal policies.
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018
The purpose of the scheme is to provide the public with visibility of the nature, level, and extent of foreign influence on Australia's government and politics. The Scheme captures any activity involving a foreign government (Federal, State and Local) that may be engaged in political or government lobbying for the purpose of influencing government decisions or policy development.
Australian Foreign Relations Act 2020
The purpose of this Scheme is to ensure that arrangements between State and Territory governments (and their entities, including Universities) and foreign entities do not adversely affect Australia's foreign relations and are not inconsistent with Australia's foreign policy. The Scheme provides a portal to notify/seek approval from the Minister for Foreign Affairs when proposing to negotiate, or enter, or have entered a foreign arrangement.
The second component of the presentation will be providing a guide through the Griffith Secure Engagement with International Parties Hub, as well as a step by step walk through of the International Engagement Checking Tool.