ACCC boss Rod Sims earlier this week promised that the competition regulator would consider the quality of news before giving the Nine-Fairfax merger a green light.

One of the biggest concerns is what will happen to both companies' journalism under the deal. The MEAA, the journalists' union, and other commentators have been calling on the ACCC to block the deal in the name of quality, independent news. In reality, it's unlikely the ACCC would do so based on whether journalism would suffer, although Sims has promised they would consider it.