This came after the conclusion of a deal on legislation that would make the digital giants reach commercial agreements with news sites or be subject to compulsory arbitration to agree to exchange for news content.
In statements, Australian Treasury Minister Josh Freidenberg and Facebook confirmed that they had reached an agreement on amendments to the proposed legislation, which would make Facebook and Google pay money for the news that is published on their platforms.
Facebook blocked Australian users’ access to and sharing of the news last week, after the House of Representatives passed the bill last Wednesday.
The Senate will debate the revised bill on Tuesday.
“The Facebook administration has informed the government that it intends to lift the ban on Australian news in the coming days,” Freidenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said in a statement.