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Australia to reveal laws to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Christian Fernsby |
Australia's government will reveal legislation in Parliament that would make Facebook and Google pay for journalism.

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Topics: AUSTRALIA   

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Tuesday that the legislation to create the News Media Bargaining Code will be scrutinized by a parliamentary committee following its introduction and before lawmakers vote on it next year.

"This is a huge reform," Frydenberg told reporters. "This is a world first. And the world is watching what happens here in Australia."

"This is comprehensive legislation that has gone further than any comparable jurisdiction in the world," he added.

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