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It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

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.

The truth about parallel imports

Crikey November 30, 2015 2 Comments

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

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.

Death of the bookshop: what you pay for when you buy local

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.

Last page for book buying? Carr, Cunningham, Rosenbloom on REDgroup

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.

Wills visit: this is 2010, not 1810

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.

Costello: Publishing protectionism is bad — just as Farnsie

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.

Rundle: Bob Carr, PIR galah

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.

Where’s the book buyer’s voice in the book debate?

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.

The Great Book Debate

Crikey November 13, 2009 1 Comment

Readers weigh-in on parallel imports, asylum seekers, all-male institutions, the Traveston Dam, Tiger Woods and more.