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Comment: Australian long-term digital platform probe will address app stores, but not yet

By Laurel Henning
  • 27 Aug 2020 23:34
  • 27 Aug 2020 23:34
If there are perturbed app developers in Australia smarting at Apple and Google’s app-store fee extractions, they won’t have their concerns answered any time soon, according to the national competition watchdog’s work timetable.
A wave of antitrust lawsuits and probes have engulfed Apple and Google in recent months, from the

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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