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Australia's J Hutchinson says antitrust lawsuit fails on fund-contribution issues

By Laurel Henning
  • 15 Oct 2021 01:39
  • 15 Oct 2021 01:39
The cartel lawsuit against Australian construction company J Hutchinson and the country’s building union will come down to whether a subcontractor's employment was terminated because it failed to pay employee benefits, or because it didn’t have an agreement in place with the union.

In closing four days’ of hearings in the lawsuit,

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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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