Josh Frydenberg

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week spoke directly with Australian Cabinet Ministers about the government’s plan to make the tech giant pay for news. The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, also spoke with Microsoft’s CEO about its search product amid Google’s threat to pull out of the local market

The Australian government has lashed Facebook and Google for threatening to remove services in response to the proposed media code, accusing the platform giants of “shifting goalposts” on the weekend. The response suggests the government may be willing to call the bluff of the tech giants which have threatened to