Submission regarding ACCC News Media Bargaining Code

hfriedlander, 3rd July 2020

On 20 April 2020, the Australian Government announced it had directed the ACCC to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and each of Google and Facebook. 

The CBAA and First Nations Media Australia made a joint submission to the ACCC’s Concepts Paper on a Mandatory News Media Bargaining Code.

The submission addressed some definitional issues in determining news content and access to information. It also encouraged the ACCC to consider community and First Nations media organisations alongside commercial news outlets when determining the best bargaining framework.

Read the submission.

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Follow up submission made by the CBAA and First Nations Media Australia.


CBAA and First Nations Media Australia joint submission.


Emergency broadcasting, Radiocommunications Bill, ACCC's News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code.