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Roundup: Facebook returns to the table, Schapelle Corby, Seven’s cricket deal

Media Code The talks behind Facebook returning to the table Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg burned up the phone lines striking an 11th-hour deal to get Facebook back to the negotiating table, and Australian news back in Facebook’s feeds, reports News Corp’s Ellen Whinnett. The pair spoke three times on the phone as the day progressed, as they hammered out some changes to the legislation that Facebook...

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Roundup: Media Code update, Dancing with the Stars, and Aus Open

Media Code Google and Facebook using lobbyists with close ties to Morrison government to fight media code Facebook and Google have recruited five of Australia’s most influential lobbying firms, some with close ties to the Morrison government, as they press their case against the proposed news media code, reports Guardian Australia’s Amanda Meade. This small army of highly paid lobbyists, which includes former prime ministerial...