Australia's media code will be tweaked to make it clear tech giants are expected to pay news organisations a lump sump rather than for every time an internet user clicks on a link.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will on Wednesday introduce a handful of changes to the code, after having further negotiations with digital giants Google and Facebook.
Google had threatened to pull its search engine from Australia if it had to pay news companies for every link it shares of their articles.
Competition watchdog boss Rod Sims had said that was never the intention and the bill will now make that clear.
Mr Frydenberg says the amendments also streamline requirements for digital platforms to give advanced notice of algorithm changes.
"(They) will enhance the way it operates and strengthen its ability to foster more sustainable public interest journalism in Australia," he said.
Mr Frydenberg says tech giants and news companies should enter deals on their own terms first, with the code acting as a safety net if tech giants and news companies can't agree.
In that case, a panel - decided by the negotiating parties or the media watchdog - will hear both offers and make a decision.
The changes ensure the decision makers consider the costs of both the digital platforms and news media companies.
Labor on Tuesday resolved to support the code.
Mr Frydenberg recently spoke to the bosses of Google and Facebook and says they are focused on the code but trying to reach deals with Australian news companies.
Seven West Media is the latest media organisation to secure a deal providing content to Google News Showcase, which launched in Australia earlier this month.
Deals had already been struck with smaller publishers including Australian Community Media, InDaily, Solstice and Private Media.
The Showcase feature allows users to read articles on a Google app for free that would otherwise be behind paywalls.
A Senate committee that scrutinises bills thinks an array of powers given to the Treasurer should instead be defined in the code's legislation.
For example, the draft bill left it up to Mr Frydenberg to decide which digital platforms were included instead of the legislation defining them.
The committee also wants to ensure the 12-month review of the code is presented to parliament.
Australian Associated Press