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ACCC Preliminary report submissions: selected extracts and key points  

The inquiry has considered a range of issues related to the digital landscape

Should news media subscriptions be tax-deductible?  

Working towards a sustainable future for the production of news media  

Britain follows Australia’s lead in digital platforms scrutiny 

The British government has announced that it will probe the impact of Google and Facebook on the media 

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...