Crikey June 23, 2016 8 Comments
Parallel import restrictions are a ridiculous protectionist holdover, and their time is up, writes Evan Mulholland, media and communications manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.
Crikey November 30, 2015 2 Comments
Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.
Myriam Robin November 26, 2015 6 Comments
Publishers, predictably, want to keep Australia's restrictions on importing books as they are. But savvy customers and e-book sales mean it soon might not matter anyway.
Crikey July 27, 2011 36 Comments
Many book lovers might choose to shop locally rather than on overseas websites if they had the chance to ponder some of the implications of their decisions, says editor-in-chief of Bookseller+Publisher magazine Matthia Dempsey.
Crikey February 18, 2011 23 Comments
Book retailer REDgroup is a victim of online retailers (and the federal government's rejection of recommendations to open up the local market) or simply poor management. Crikey asked publishers and retailers what it means.
Crikey January 22, 2010 7 Comments
Crikey readers weigh in on Prince Will's visit, the actual cost of books from BookDepository and fat people flying on planes.
Crikey November 18, 2009
The Howard government's decision to lift parallel import restrictions on CDs didn't kill the Australian music industry, says Peter Costello, and the local public industry could survive just as well without protectionism.
Guy Rundle November 16, 2009
Bob Carr's weekend op-ed in The Oz demonstrates in miniature all the arrogance and mendacity of the big chains' participation in the parallel book imports debate -- and why they lost it, says Guy Rundle.
Crikey November 13, 2009 62 Comments
We've heard from the ideologues, the book sellers and working authors. So where's the book buyer's voice in the book import discussion? Michael R. James weighs in.