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Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code - ABC News

Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code - ABC News

Facebook will walk back its block on Australian users sharing news on its site after the government agreed to make amendments to the proposed media bargaining laws that would force major tech giants to pay news outlets for their content.It follows days of negotiations between the government and the social media company, including discussions between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg."Mark Zuckerberg said to me today [restoring pages] will occur in coming days," Mr Frydenberg said.The code is structured so that if Facebook and Google do not sign commercial deals...

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Controversial backbencher Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party to sit on the crossbench - ABC News

Controversial backbencher Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party to sit on the crossbench - ABC News

Controversial backbencher Craig Kelly has quit the Liberal Party.Mr Kelly handed his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Scott Morrison during today's party room meeting.He said he would sit on the crossbench but will continue to provide supply for the government — meaning he will vote with the government on bills or legislation related to the budget.He also said he would vote with the government on all policies that were taken to the last election.Mr Kelly was and for spreading misinformation about vaccines on social media.He said he did not want to be a distraction to the government...

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More Australian timber exports to China blocked as pressure grows to take trade dispute to World Trade Organization - ABC News

More Australian timber exports to China blocked as pressure grows to take trade dispute to World Trade Organization - ABC News

China's attack on Australian trade is continuing, with timber exports from two more states blocked and the number of meatworks waiting to resume trade growing to eight.An official notice from China's Customs authority, issued earlier this month, notified Australian exporters that a pest had been detected in shipments of logs from South Australia and Tasmania, but did not specify what type.It declared China would refuse to accept timber those states from December 3 and said it was taking the measure in order to "prevent the pests entering China and to protect our country's forestry and...

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ASIC chair James Shipton steps aside pending outcome of investigation into $118,000 tax advice bill - ABC News

ASIC chair James Shipton steps aside pending outcome of investigation into $118,000 tax advice bill - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelThe chair of Australia's corporate watchdog ASIC will step aside after it was revealed the organisation paid more than $118,000 for him to receive personal tax advice.James Shipton has agreed to repay the money for the advice, which he received after he relocated to Australia from the United States to head up ASIC in 2018.In a statement, Mr Shipton said he had told Treasurer Josh Frydenberg he would stand aside pending the outcome of an independent investigation into the matter, commissioned by the Federal Government,...

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