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Getax faces Australian conspiracy, foreign-bribery charges over Nauru phosphate deal

By James Panichi
  • 25 Aug 2022 04:57
  • 25 Aug 2022 04:57
Phosphate company Getax Australia has had the foreign-bribery charges against it updated by federal prosecutors, with court documents revealing the business and its two surviving owners allegedly conspired to corrupt public officials in the Pacific island-state of Nauru.
In court filings obtained by MLex, federal prosecutors have alleged that Getax’s

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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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