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Failure of Country Care criminal-cartel trial points to future challenges for Australian enforcer
04 Jun 2021 12:00 am
This week’s failure by Australian prosecutors to secure a conviction in the first criminal-cartel trial in over 100 years spells trouble for the country’s competition enforcer, which investigated the case. The Country Care prosecution has been widely regarded as a dry run for next year’s criminal-cartel trial targeting some of the world’s largest and best resourced banks. Also on the podcast this week, the death by a thousand cuts of Indonesia’s highly regarded anti-corruption agency.
That a jury would require no more than half a day to deliberate at the end of an 11-week trial was a bad omen for Australia’s federal prosecutors.
01 Jun 2021 5:07 am by Jet Damazo-SantosIn Jakarta, almost 1,300 employees of Indonesia’s anticorruption agency are being inaugurated as official members of the civil service.