The Digital Platforms Inquiry, conducted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, was initiated by parliamentary concerns about the impact of digital platforms on Australian media, including the loss of advertising revenue that supports journalism.

The Federal Government responded to the inquiry on 12 December.

View PIJI’s submission to inform the Government’s response here.


ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Response: Government should act, not defer
12 December 2019


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OECD push for global minimum rate of tax on multinationals
Eryk Bagshaw, Jennifer Duke and Fergus Hunter, Sydney Morning Herald | 14 December 2019

The industry (mostly) welcomes the government’s response to ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry
Hannah Blackiston, Mumbrella | 13 December 2019

Lifeline for journalism on behalf of robust democracy
Allan Fels, The Australian | 13 December 2019

Frydenberg puts Facebook, Google ‘on notice’
Max Mason and Yolanda Redrup, Australian Financial Review | 12 December 2019

Fels calls for tax incentives to back public interest journalism
Max Mason, Australian Financial Review | 21 November 2019

What the ACCC thinks about journalism
Margaret Simons, Inside Story | 30 July 2019




Want to know more about the crisis in public interest journalism? Our research is a good place to start, and here’s some more recommended reading.

Local news

Regional media under the spotlight
Finbar O’Mallon & Paul Osborne, | 5 November 2019

Local councils move into online news to beat the media at its own game
Media Watch, ABC | 5 August 2019

Availability of local news and information
Margaret Simons & Gary Dickson | 16 June 2019

Great disappearing act: ABC to shutter public access to thousands of regional stories
Emily Watkins, Crikey | 28 June 2019

When newspapers close, voters become more partisan
Joshua P. Darr, Johanna Dunaway, Matthew P. Hitt, The Conversation | 11 February 2019


Media Files: Australian’s trust in news media is falling as concern about ‘fake news’ grows
Caroline Fisher, Andrea Carson and Matthew Ricketson, The Conversation | 20 June 2019

Australians’ trust in politicians and democracy hits an all-time low: new research
Mark Evans, Gerry Stoker and Max Halpuka, The Conversation | 5 December 2018

Accurate. Objective. Transparent. Australians identify what they want in trustworthy media
Sacha Molitorisz, The Conversation | 26 September 2018

Trust and news media in Australia
Peter Fray, Sacha Molitorisz and Claire Marshall | September 2018

Paying for journalism

How the AFR is adapting to dislocation in media
Greg Bright, IO&C | 5 August 2019

Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report
Jim Waterson, The Guardian | 12 February 2019

How to keep the news coming
Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald | 19 December 2018

The ACCC’s plan to reshape the media landscape
Margaret Simons, Inside Story | 11 December 2018

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