Boomtown has brought on a new marketing lead tasked with driving the regional media owner’s presence and connection with advertisers.
Google’s threat to remove its search engine offering from Australia unless a ‘workable’ solution is found to the proposed News Media Bargaining Code has drawn the ire of the Prime Minster through to industry groups and media organisations.
Google has labelled the News Media Bargaining Code tabled in Australian Parliament earlier this month as “unworkable” until further changes are made to the legislation.
News of the Federal Government tabling the ACCC’s news media bargaining code of conduct bill this week in Parliament has been welcomed by several Australian news media organisations even as questions about the ongoing power of digital platform providers continue.
Google and Facebook have hit back with public campaigns warning of the dire consequences of a news payments regime proposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Google Australia’s local chief has criticised the ACCC’s draft mandatory code of conduct for negotiations between news media and digital platform giants, as the industry takes stock of the latest effort to level the playing field between old and new media.