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Amazon, Google fear Australia's antitrust regulator is rushing toward unnecessary antitrust rules

By Laurel Henning
  • 17 Aug 2022 07:05
  • 17 Aug 2022 07:05
Amazon Australia and Google have again pushed back at Australian draft recommendations for new antitrust rules targeting digital platforms in fresh submissions to the country’s competition watchdog published today.

Citing rules adopted in the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, Google said in its two additional submissions that there

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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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