• The Australian Government has appointed John King, Chairman of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel, to the Australian Takeovers Panel.
  • Senator Ian Campbell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer announced the appointment earlier this year.
  • The aim is to promote greater cooperation across Australian and New Zealand regulatory regimes and to foster business relationships between the two countries.
  • John King’s appointment follows Australian Takeovers Panel member, Denis Byrne, becoming a member of the New Zealand Panel in December.
  • Commerce Minister Paul Swain welcomed the appointments as reflecting the increasing integration of the New Zealand and Australian business sectors in the broader context of CER.
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