ACCC alleges crane cartel operating in Newcastle

Michael Parris
Updated April 14 2021 - 11:33pm, first published October 22 2020 - 5:00am
ACCC alleges crane cartel operating in Newcastle
ACCC alleges crane cartel operating in Newcastle

The competition watchdog has taken a crane company to court over alleged cartel behaviour in Newcastle and Queensland, arguing it agreed with a rival not to target each other's customers.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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