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Competition on Australia's monopoly rail network will be the focus of new review

By James Panichi
  • 25 Aug 2021 02:18
  • 25 Aug 2021 02:18
Australia’s monopoly rail network is the focus of a new review by the country’s competition regulator, which is still licking its wounds after failing to block a deal involving the leading rail-freight company Pacific National.
In an announcement today (see here), the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, invoked

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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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