News media bargaining code

Draft legislation31 July 2020

On 31 July 2020, the ACCC released a draft version of the news media bargaining code.

The ACCC invites all interested parties to provide their views on the draft code.

Written submissions are due by 5 pm on 28 August 2020 and can be sent to


If any information in your written submission is confidential, please clearly identify what particular information is confidential.

You may also wish to provide both a public and confidential version of the submission.

The ACCC will publish all public submissions on our website, and will inform interested parties when publication will occur.

While the ACCC is responsible for receiving submissions, all submissions, including confidential versions, will be shared with the Treasurer; the Minister for Communications, Cyber Security and the Arts; the Department of the Treasury; and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, who will accept these submissions shared by the ACCC, on a confidential basis.