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Landmark media bargaining code passes parliament
Media 2021-02-25 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Historical legislation by the Morrison government requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news on their platforms has passed parliament after amendments were won by […]

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Facebook ‘pleased’ to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media code
Media 2021-02-23 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon reverse its ban on news pages in Australia after discussions with the Morrison government resulted in […]

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TGA orders ex-senator David Leyonhjelm to take down misleading COVID tweets
Coronavirus 2021-02-09 1:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The TGA has ordered former senator and vet David Leyonhjelm to take down misleading tweets spruiking a medication used to treat parasite infestations in horses […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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ACCC mulls legal action after Google completes $3B FitBit acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-18 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC is considering taking legal action against Google after the search giant completed its $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company FitBit before the […]

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Facebook, Instagram waived right to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-23 6:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have lost a bid to shut down a lawsuit brought by an Australian social media startup, with a judge finding […]

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Facebook hit with ACCC action for ‘misleading’ users over data protection app
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-16 10:43 am By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched enforcement action against Facebook, alleging the social media giant engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct in the promotion of […]

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Elaine Stead wants court to force AFR columnist to produce confidential source docs
Defamation 2020-11-04 3:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Venture capitalist Elaine Stead wants Australian Financial Review columnist Joe Aston to hand over documents connected to confidential sources, and says Aston can’t rely on […]

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