Parallel Importation Restrictions – a political lesson

I mentioned that I’ve been busy? I’ve spent much of my time fighting the good fight on the parallel importation of books issue. For those wanting to understand how to get something done in politics, it goes like this: As AHWA Vice President, I united Australia’s genre fiction author groups (Australian Horror Writers Association, Romance […]

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Parallel Importation Restrictions – prelude

I’ve not yet said anything on the Productivity Commission’s recommendations last week to abolish Parallel Importation Restrictions on books. Now I will: it’s complete and utter bullshit and I believe it will effectively destroy the local publishing industry and forever weaken the position of Australian authors. My day job is reasonably influential, and has given […]

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