Facebook followed Google in agreeing to negotiate paid arrangements with Australian media, leading the government to water down the arbitration requirements.
Australia’s national carrier has pushed back the resumption of international flights by four months to wait for the country to complete its vaccination drive as revenues continue to fall due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government says the law will ensure that news businesses "are fairly remunerated for the content they generate, helping to sustain public interest journalism in Australia."
"Facebook is more than willing to partner with news publishers," Nick Clegg, head of global affairs, says after the social media giant restored news links as part of a compromise with Australian officials.
The compromise reached between the tech giants and Canberra means that Facebook and Google, the main targets of the law, are unlikely to be penalised.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said the successful completion of the Australian Open despite the ongoing pandemic can serve as a blueprint for other sports.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says his department will still pay to promote the vaccine drive, just not on Facebook. Canberra is locked in a dispute with Facebook which pulled local news content over a law that would force digital platforms to pay.
Novak Djokovic used superb serving and his usual relentless returning and baseline supremacy to grab 11 of 13 games in one stretch and beat a visibly frustrated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday for a third trophy in a row.
Naomi Osaka's victory over the 22nd-seeded American Jennifer Brady at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese third seed her fourth major crown at the age of 23.
President Joe Biden has said the US' traditional allies should once again have confidence in Washington's leadership, in his first major international address on foreign policy.
The Daesh member who was a Kazakh national was nabbed in Turkey's southern province of Kilis, near the border with Syria.
The top-ranked Novak Djokovic was broken twice by Aslan Karatsev but managed to beat the world number 114-ranked racket 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
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