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ABC can keep Google and Facebook payments for news, Coalition says – The Guardian

Government won’t reduce public broadcaster’s funding over potential windfall from new media code, communications minister vows

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The ABC can keep all the revenue it makes from Google and Facebook under the historic news media laws to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday, the communications minister has said.
Paul Fletcher said the ABC had committed to spend the extra funds on regional journalism and the government would not reduce its funding as a result of the potential windfall.
Guardian Australia has previously reported the ABC will use any potential revenue to boost coverage of regional and rural Australia, telling…

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