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Australia's Country Care criminal-cartel trial shaken by the dismissal of three more jurors

By James Panichi
  • 24 May 2021 20:43
  • 24 May 2021 20:43
Australia’s landmark Country Care criminal-cartel prosecution has been put at risk, with a judge today telling the jury in the nine-week trial that he had dismissed three jurors, including the forewoman, creating a “grave situation” of a jury of just 11 people.
Speaking directly to the 11 jurors, Federal Court

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James Panichi

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.

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