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Australia's BlueScope Steel cartel hearings end, regulator makes final 'consensus' argument

By Laurel Henning
  • 31 Oct 2021 21:06
  • 31 Oct 2021 21:06
Australia’s BlueScope Steel and the company’s former general sales manager Jason Ellis aimed to bring about a consensus among steel distributors when they presented them with a recommended resale price list in 2013, a Melbourne court heard today.
In a final day of hearings in the civil-cartel lawsuit against 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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