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