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Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.
In Australia, James spent the bulk of his career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. From 2001 he covered the Pacific for Radio Australia, first as presenter then executive producer of a daily current affairs program. He has appeared on both radio and television and has reported for Background Briefing, an investigative journalism program. James has degrees in English and Italian literature from the University of Melbourne; a degree in journalism from RMIT University; and an MA in international relations from the Australian National University.
Selected Insights by James
First individual to face a trial under Australia’s 2009 criminal-cartel offenses, Robert Hogan
Outside the United States, Clearview AI’s business model is under threat. Australia and Canada have forced the company to shutter its local operations
Big Tech threw everything it had in recent legal attempts to have four separate court disputes in Australia moved to a court in California — and failed.
Criminal-cartel prosecutions against Vina Money Transfer moved forward with regulator close to securing first antitrust jail sentence
Australian judge now weighing up the evidence from BlueScope Steel price-fixing lawsuit