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Australian cartel enforcement saw no Covid-related resource loss, top competition official says

By Laurel Henning
  • 23 Feb 2021 20:38
  • 23 Feb 2021 20:38
The cartel unit in Australia’s competition watchdog saw no reduction in resourcing during 2020, as the regulator adjusted resources to manage an influx of applications from companies seeking to coordinate during the Covid-19 pandemic, a top official has said.

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, Enforcement Executive General Manager Marcus Bezzi was

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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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