Senate debates

Tuesday, 23 February 2021


Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2021; Second Reading

7:05 pm

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move the Greens amendment on sheet 1213:

At the end of the motion, add: ", but the Senate:

(a) notes that:

(i) billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation controls much of the Australian media,

(ii) billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook controls much of Australia's online activity, and

(iii) both big corporations pay little to no tax in Australia; and

(b) is of the opinion that implementing a media code is not the best way of addressing the growing power of the billionaires and the big corporations; and

(c) calls on the Government to deal with the growing concentration of media and online ownership by implementing new tax measures, funding public interest journalism and increasing media divers


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