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Digital platforms' 'systemic' competition harms demand action now, Australia's top antitrust official says

By James Panichi
  • 17 Mar 2023 01:41
  • 17 Mar 2023 01:41
The “real, significant and systemic” competition and consumer harms caused by digital gatekeepers are stifling innovation, with businesses set to pay the price unless the government moves quickly to update inadequate existing laws, Australia’s top antitrust official said.

In a speech urging Australian lawmakers to accept her agency’s recommendations, Gina Cass-Gottlieb said

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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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