Original article by Max Mason, John Kehoe
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 18 : 14-May-20
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s digital platforms inquiry concluded that Facebook and Google accounted for about $6bn of online advertising revenue in Australia in 2018. Nine Entertainment chairman Peter Costello says that based on this figure, Facebook and Google derive about 10 per cent of their annual revenue from news content. As a result, he believes that they should pay about $600m a year into a fund for Australian news publishers. Costello adds that other countries may adopt Australia’s policy of a mandatory revenue-sharing code of conduct if it proves to be effective.
NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION