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Australian watchdog's attempt to appeal Pacific National decision is rejected by top court (update*)

By James Panichi
  • 07 Dec 2020 20:05
  • 07 Dec 2020 20:49
A final attempt to overturn an Australian court’s decision allowing Pacific National to acquire Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge rail terminal has failed, with the country’s highest court announcing today that it hadn't found sufficient legal arguments to consider the challenge.
In a ruling today, the High Court of Australia announced that

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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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