Asked about the Google statement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “People who want to work with this, in Australia, you are welcome. But we do not respond to threats. Silva denies her statement was a threat. “This is a reality,” she said, explaining that downloading Search in the country was “the worst case scenario.” She said making payments for content newsletters would disrupted Google’s business and the proposal “will set an untenable precedent for [its] business and the digital economy. She added: “It̵
In addition to Google, Facebook has also opposed mandatory payments from the beginning. The social network has not threatened to leave Australia if the proposal becomes law, but will no longer be able to offer news as a product.