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Australian news media code to be debated in parliament after Senate committee endorses bill – The Guardian

Coalition-majority committee recommends legislation to be debated next week without amendment



The news media code that would require Google and Facebook to negotiate with news outlets for payment for content is set to be debated in parliament next week after a Senate committee endorsed the legislation without pushing for any amendments.
The Coalition-majority Senate committee report, tabled on Friday, noted concerns raised by various submitters and witnesses over the operation of the code, but ultimately found the legislation would deliver on its intended outcomes.
Its provisions will provide…

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