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PC report recommends cutting Sunday penalty rates

12 January 2016

The Productivity Commission has recommended reducing Sunday penalty rates for entertainment, hospitality and retail workers in its review of the industrial relations system. In its final report to government, the...

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...

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...