Description of Conduct

On 22 April 2021, Country Press Australia (CPA) lodged an application, on behalf of itself and its current and future members, to collectively bargain with each of Facebook and Google concerning payment for content produced by those members and featuring on those platforms, and to make and give effect to agreements arising from the collective negotiations, and to engage in discussions and exchange information regarding those negotiations (the Proposed Conduct).

On 29 April 2021, the ACCC granted urgent interim authorisation allowing CPA to engage in the Proposed Conduct. The Interim Authorisation Decision, public submissions and a copy of the application for authorisation are available below.

On 1 July 2021, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to the Proposed Conduct for 10 years. The draft determination is available below.

On 5 August 2021, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation to the Proposed Conduct, until 27 August 2031. Further information is available in the Decision section below.


  • Country Press Australia

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000551-1


Document title Date
Application Received


Submissions - before draft decision