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Google responds to the ACCC draft code

Monday 17 August, 2020

Google has responded to the proposed draft mandatory code released by the ACCC.

The code would allow Australian media to bargain with Google and Facebook to quickly secure fair payment for news content

Managing Director, Mel Silva, on behalf of Google Australia published the following open letter.

CRA says ACCC draft code is a step in the right direction

Monday 03 August, 2020

 CRA says the release of the ACCC draft mandatory code of conduct to govern agreements between tech giants and Australian media companies is “an important step forward”.

Commercial radio supports licensing-based revenue sharing with Facebook and Google

Tuesday 09 June, 2020

Commercial Radio Australia says a collective licensing-fee arrangement would provide the best framework to enable commercial radio broadcasters to share in the ad revenue that Google and Facebook generate from radio-created content.

Commercial radio urges action over tech titans’ control of data

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

The commercial radio industry has raised concerns about Google and Facebook’s increasing monopolisation of the collection and control of customer data harvested from ads and content on digital platforms operated by radio stations.
In its submission to the Ad Tech Inquiry, Commercial Radio Australia urged the ACCC to look closely at any attempts by Google and Facebook to limit access to data in the ad tech chain, which would result in a concentration of data in the hands of the digital giants.

Google and Facebook will have to pay for Australian news content

Monday 20 April, 2020
The ACCC has been ordered by the Morrison Government to develop a mandatory code of conduct to govern commercial dealings between tech giants and news media companies.
The code would require platforms like Facebook and Google to pay news media businesses for the content they produce.

ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry final report is released

Friday 26 July, 2019

The Government has released the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry final report that, amongst other topics, has looked at the relationship between news media businesses and digital platforms.

CRA takes on tech giants at Digital Platforms Inquiry

Monday 25 February, 2019


Commercial Radio Australia has laid down (what they hope will be) the law on a range of measures to protect broadcasters’ content and limit the ability of the global tech giants to use their market power to unfairly erode the business model of commercial radio stations.

ACCC will not oppose Macquarie, Fairfax radio merger

Friday 27 February, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Macquarie Radio Network's proposed acquisition of the radio assets of Fairfax Media Limited, or Fairfax's proposed acquisition of 54.5% of MRN.

The ACCC conducted market consultation with advertisers, advertising agencies, end-consumers and other radio stations and networks.


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