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Foreign state-owned gas companies fall under Australian antitrust remit, competition chief says

By Laurel Henning
  • 10 Nov 2022 06:05
  • 10 Nov 2022 06:30
Foreign state-owned gas companies operating in Australia fall within the remit of the country’s competition regulator, the head of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, has said, in response to questions from members of parliament.

In an Australian Senate budget estimates hearing today, ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb said the regulator had

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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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