The code has been designed to help support the sustainability of public interest journalism in Australia.
To be registered, applicants will have to meet the eligibility requirements set out in the code and the ACMA has published a set of guidelines to help potential applicants determine whether they are eligible to register under the code.
ACMA Chair Nerida O’Loughlin said eligible corporations that operate news businesses could apply via the ACMA website.
“I encourage any news businesses interested in being registered under the code to carefully read through the eligibility guidelines on our website and, if eligible, to apply through our online portal,” O’Loughlin said.
“The ACMA will assess applications and publish details about registered news businesses on its website.”
Registered corporations and their news sources will be published on a register on the ACMA website.
The application portal and the ACMA’s guidelines can be accessed on the ACMA website.
iTWire’s Sam Varghese commented on the code, noting that: “With the news media code now signed into law, it is time for all three entities involved in the drama that played out over the last few weeks — Google, Facebook and the Federal Government — to claim victory”