/ 15 February 2021

Big tech en route for a media code

New week, new priorities for our federal pollies who return to Canberra for the year’s first sitting fortnight. First cab off the rank is the Morrison Government’s proposed media bargaining code that would see Facebook and Google pay for Aussie news content after a Senate committee gave the plan a tick of approval on Friday. That will see the mega tech companies lob in their last-minute pitches for change today… Labor has also taken issue with the government’s rollout of COVID vaccinations – it wants more details and wants things to move more quickly. Also on the agenda: industrial relations. Labor leader Anthony Albanese and the unions are stepping up their campaign against changes proposed by Team Morrison. Things will get more intense on that front when the legislation is debated in March.

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