The Canberra government announced on Sunday that it would no longer run ads on Facebook.
The announcement came at the start of the Australian vaccination campaign against the coronavirus. Health Secretary Greg Hunt said the government would advertise the vaccinations online, just not on Facebook.
The vote in the Senate is scheduled for the end of this week.
According to the new law, Facebook should pay
The government wants to use the law to require the US Internet giants Facebook and Google to pay the traditional Australian media companies usage fees for the distribution of their journalistic content.
The draft provides for fines in the millions for violations. In this way, part of the advertising revenue of the US online giant is to be passed on to the traditional media houses.
Facebook blocks news access in Australia