It seems like a long, long time ago now, but from June to August last year, I spearheaded the genre author campaign against the Productivity Commission’s recommendation to scrap Parallel Importation Restrictions (which would have likely decimated the Australian publishing industry and resulted in the loss of Australian territorial copyright). I met with Federal politicians and lobbied others via phone and email. Mine was a battle on one front of a war that encompassed many fronts, many groups, and many businesses. Ultimately, we were successful.
It’s taken me six months to scan this, but the end result of my one-man, 1,500-authors-backed campaign (on behalf of the Australian Horror Writers Association, Sisters in Crime Australia, and Romance Writers of Australia) can be viewed here.
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