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Facebook Agrees To Pay News Corp For Content In Australia

News Corp has struck a three-year deal to provide news to Facebook in Australia, ending a battle between two billionaire-owned empires being watched worldwide...
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Australia Seeks Feedback On Competition In Web Browsers

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is looking for the input of individuals and “industry participants” regarding “choice screens” that let users select web search...
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Australia Sees $156B Pension Merger As New Laws Lead To Consolidation

Australian pension funds QSuper and Sunsuper announced on Monday, March 15, they will merge, forming the country’s largest single manager of retirement savings as...
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Australia Accepts Visa Commitment To Address Competition Concerns

The ACCC (Australian Competition & Consumer Commission) has accepted a CEU from Visa in relation to concerns that it may have limited competition in...
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Facebook To Invest $1B In News After Australia Deal

Facebook announced Wednesday, February 24, that it plans to spend at least US$1 billion in the news industry over the next three years. The announcement...
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Facebook Reaches Deal With Australia To Restore News Sharing

Facebook will restore news pages in Australia after the government agreed to change a proposed law forcing tech companies to pay publishers for news content. "Facebook...
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Australia’s Watchdog Releases Its 2021 Enforcement & Compliance Priorities

Sales practices in Australia’s domestic travel sector, competition in aviation and the conduct of some caravan manufacturers will be among the Australian Competition and...
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Australia’s Seven West Media In New Deal With Google For News

Australia’s Seven West Media became the country’s first major news outlet to strike a licensing deal with Google, as the government pushes ahead with...
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EU May Follow Australia On Making Big Tech Pay For News

EU lawmakers overseeing new digital regulation in Europe want to force Big Tech companies to pay for news, echoing a similar move in Australia...
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Business Groups Urge Australian Watchdog To Block Woolworths’ PFD Deal

Small business groups are urging the competition regulator to block Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of family-run PFD Food Services. In a letter to the Australian Competition...
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