Australia’s media code won’t allow fair negotiations

September 27th, 2020

Over the past month, we’ve outlined our concerns with Australia’s draft News Media Bargaining Code: a new proposed law that would impact the way Australians use Google Search and YouTube. We don’t oppose a code governing the relationship between news businesses and digital platforms—but right now the way the law is drafted isn’t fair or…

Small business and Australia’s media bargaining code

September 24th, 2020

In what has been an incredibly tough year, Australia’s small and medium businesses have kept our economic engine going—protecting jobs and providing vital services in their communities. Throughout this time, we’ve made sure business owners know Google’s tools and services are there to help. Small businesses are using our affordable ad services to advertise where…

A workable publisher code for Australia

September 14th, 2020

This is an opinion piece that was first published in the Australian Financial Review on September 13, 2020.  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s media bargaining code, which is designed to govern the relationship between news media and digital platforms – including how news content should be paid for – will have a big impact on…