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Australia's port-privatization antitrust appeal ends in dispute over 'purpose'

By Laurel Henning
  • 21 Feb 2022 23:44
  • 21 Feb 2022 23:44
Australia’s NSW Ports Operations’ privatization agreements with the state of New South Wales purposefully reduced competition in the container-shipping market, the country’s competition watchdog told an online court hearing.
Lawyer Michael Borsky, who has appeared on behalf of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, as part of 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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