Google and Facebook logos and Australian flag are displayed in this illustration. Reuters
Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift a contentious ban on Australian news pages “in the coming days,” after the government agreed to amend a world-first media law fiercely opposed by the tech giant.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook indicated a compromise had been reached on key aspects of a law that would force digital giants to pay news companies for content.
“As a result of these changes, we can now work to further our investment in public interest journalism, and restore news on Facebook for Australians in the coming days,” said Will Easton, managing director of Facebook Australia.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the new rules, first mooted in July, will be introduced to parliament Wednesday and are expected to come into effect next year.
Australia said on Thursday technology giants such as Facebook Inc and Google will have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government will impose new controls on them.
Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg welcomed the report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, although it was unclear which of the recommendations the government may implement.
Muizzu was leading the count with 54% of the vote against 46% won by Solih, local media reported. Maldivians also voted at polling stations in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Britain and Abu Dhabi.
The programme is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of seniors through various housing initiatives and services within its projects. I
This will be coinciding with the launch of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) 2023. Vehicles of public cleaning companies and logistical support vehicles are excluded from decision.
The Dubai Future Experts Program, developed by the Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with The Executive Council of Dubai, prepares a group of future-focused experts in different sectors across Dubai’s government.