Fairfax to host #SaveOzStories debates
Fairfax newspapers the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald will host panel discussions in Melbourne and Sydney next week to debate how the Productivity Commission’s proposed changes to Australian intellectual property arrangements could affect the local book industry.
The Age literary editor Jason Steger will host author Nikki Gemmell, Text publisher Michael Heyward and the Age economics editor Peter Martin for a panel discussion at ZINC, Federation Square in Melbourne on 22 August.
The Sydney Morning Herald editor Judith Whelan will host author Peter FitzSimons, Pan Macmillan editor Ross Gibb and Martin at the Sydney event at a yet-to-be-confirmed CBD location on 24 August.
The events will ‘debate the issues on both sides’ after the proposed changes generated ‘significant debate’, ‘with those in the book industry—from writers to publishers—viewing them as a threat to the future of Australian stories’ and campaigning against the changes under #SaveOzStories.
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