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Fairfax-Nine merger approved by Federal Court

Fairfax Media shareholders have voted in favour of a merger with Nine Entertainment, despite a last-minute attempt to block the deal by former Domain chief...

ACCC approves Nine-Fairfax merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has ruled in favour of the landmark deal between Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media.

The Nine and Fairfax merger is about survival, not costs

Business journalist STEPHEN BARTHOLOMEUSZ takes exception to those who argue the Nine-Fairfax merger is about costs, and sees immense value in the scale and reach...

ACCC chair outlines key questions in platforms inquiry

The unregulated market power of tech giants such as Facebook and Google and their impact on the quality of journalism will be at the forefront...

Facebook’s data harvesting highlights trust pitfalls

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken responsibility for allowing research firm Cambridge Analytica to access the data of millions of users, with the upcoming Australian...

Facebook, Google inquiry ‘a priority’ for ACCC

Facebook and Google’s role in the Australian media ecosystem will come under strong scrutiny, as Australian Consumer and Competition Commission chairman Rod Sims names the...

ACCC inquiry into power of Google, Facebook

The Australian government has announced an inquiry into the impact digital platform services – in particular Google and Facebook – have on the strength of...

Competition test eased in new media merger guidelines

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has issued new guidelines for media mergers as a result of the recently-passed government reforms, which would see a...

Murdoch and Gordon launch new bid for Ten

News Corporation executive chairman Lachlan Murdoch and WIN founder Bruce Gordon have used the recently passed media reforms to their advantage, issuing a revised bid...

Wary ACCC stalls on News Corp deal

News Corp Australia’s proposed acquisition of APN’s Australian Regional Media (ARM) may reduce competition in relation to the supply of news and local advertising opportunities,...

WA takeover gets green light

Seven West Media’s proposed takeover of The Sunday Times and PerthNow.com.au has been given the green light by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)....

Ruling delayed on Perth Sunday Times takeover

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ruling on whether Western Australia should effectively become a one newspaper state has been delayed by one week after...