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Paying for journalism the price of a healthy democracy

A government-backed ACCC push to make Google and Facebook pay publishers for Australian news risks backfiring on all parties including consumers, argues Richard Holden. He says that government itself should help subsidise journalism in the interests of democracy.

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Opinion

Digital showdown: Forcing giants to pay for news

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to force Google, Facebook and others to pay for news generated by Australian media outlets. Katharine Kemp and Rob Nicholls examine why, and whether it will work.

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Medibank wrongly rejected patient claims: ACCC

The consumer watchdog has launched civil proceedings against Medibank, accusing the health insurance heavyweight of incorrectly telling customers they were not eligible for some benefits.