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Media laws package to pass after Xenophon deal

14 Sep 2017
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The Turnbull Government's media laws package is set to pass, after a deal was made last night clearing the way for a major industry shake-up.

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After weeks of negotiations, the Federal Government has secured the numbers to pass its media laws package, clearing the way for major mergers and acquisitions.

The Nick Xenophon Team agreed to support the Government's package, in exchange for a 60-million-dollar new fund for independent and regional publishers, and young journalists.

But Senator Xenophon made it clear he won't be supporting One Nation's deal with the Coalition to impose tougher restrictions on the ABC.

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