The Australian Productivity Commission has shafted Australian authors. Speakeasy has a rant:
Ozlit forced onto dole queue …
By now, you would have heard the anguished cries of authors around Australia railing against the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to lift all Parallel Importation Restrictions (PIR). The Commission’s report can be summed up a few keypoints:
- repeal PIR protecting Australian publishers and independent booksellers in 3 years
- ‘review’ the financial assistance needs of the Australian literary sector
- ABS to survey industry and measure impact of changes in 5 years
Read the rest here http://blog.awmonline.com.au/2009/07/15/ozlit-forced-onto-dole-queue/.