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Publishers, industry groups outline objections to PIR repeal 

28 January 2016

Publishers and other book industry groups have detailed their objections to a proposed repeal of parallel importation restrictions (PIRs) in their submissions to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s intellectual...

APA, ABA agree to work towards 14/14 day PIR timeframe 

16 May 2012

As reported in a Bookseller+Publisher Special Bulletin on Tuesday 15 May, the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have reached an agreement to work towards reducing...

Industry, politicians respond to BISG recommendations 

15 November 2011

The Book Industry Strategy Group's final report to government, which was handed over to the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator Kim Carr last week, has attracted a variety...

BISG recommendations announced 

8 November 2011

The Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG) has recommended the timetable for retention of territorial copyright in Australia be reduced from 30/90 days to 14/14 days in its final report to...

PIR debate: Dymocks calls for booksellers summit 

17 November 2009

Dymocks CEO Don Grover is calling for a booksellers meeting to discuss and launch a campaign for reform to the industry, following the Government's rejection last week of the Productivity Commission's...

Quote of the week 

17 November 2009

‘I think it's a shame that a minister makes comments such as "go buy your books overseas"'--Australian Publishers Association CEO Maree McCaskill, responding to comments by Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Emerson,...

Quote of the week 

10 November 2009

‘Well, we'll just start drinks early I guess'--Australian Campus Booksellers Association (ACBA) president Graeme Connolly after a presentation on the parallel importation debate failed to draw as many questions as...

Decision on PIRs deferred again 

27 October 2009

The book industry could be waiting until at least 24 November for a government decision on the Productivity Commission's recommendations to remove Australia's parallel importation restrictions (PIRs) on books, after...