Greens call for public-owned search engine 'like the ABC'

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated February 2 2021 - 8:13pm, first published 1:30pm
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has called for the prospect of a publicly-owned search engine to be investigated. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Following Google's threat to pull its search engine from Australia over the federal government's media code, the Greens have proposed the government make its own version "like the ABC".

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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