For once, both Google and Facebook have been neatly shafted by the man who holds the country's purse strings: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
It looks like the days of freeloading for American digital platforms will end when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December. Unless, of course, the likes of Google and Facebook go crying to [US President] Uncle Donald Trump and ask him to give naughty Scott Morrison a rap on the knuckles to stop Australia from charging these two companies almighty fines for their use of Australian news content.
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