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Landbridge's Port of Darwin control set to continue, after Australian foreign-ownership review

By James Panichi
  • 20 Oct 2023 07:41
  • 20 Oct 2023 07:41
The explosive case that came to epitomize Australia’s tightening regulatory regime for foreign investment has been defused, with a review concluding that a lease to operate the strategically sensitive Port of Darwin signed by the Chinese-owned Landbridge Group should remain in place.
In findings released today, the Department of the

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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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