News media bargaining code

Submissions to concepts paper31 July 2020

The ACCC released a concepts paper on 19 May 2020 seeking feedback on issues to be covered in a mandatory code to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media business and each of Google and Facebook.

Submissions to the concepts paper closed on 5 June 2020. Some further submissions were received after this date.

Public versions of the submissions received by the ACCC are available below.


The ACCC has accepted and respected claims of confidentiality from parties over information that is commercially sensitive or would damage their competitive position. Further information is contained in the concepts paper.

Individuals’ personal contact details have been removed from submissions.