PIAA takes fight to Melbourne Writers Festival

The Festival will feature an open forum discussion this Saturday including publishers, leading authors, and printing industry representatives, along with representatives of major booksellers and the Productivity Commission. Printing Industries chief executive Philip Andersen (pictured) sees the forum as a good opportunity to get the printing industry’s message across.


“Together with our coalition partners of the Saving Aussie Books campaign, we are encouraging members to attend the forum and, where possible, to provide some practical support through signing and handing our petitions,” he said.


“We are also looking for assistance with the preparation of signage that attendees can use to show their support for our campaign.”


“Organisations and individuals outside of Victoria can also help by signing petitions which can be downloaded and by participating in the Choice online poll on the parallel importation of books which has been re-opened following a temporary absence.”


The forum will take place at 7pm this Saturday 22 in ACMI 2, Federation Square, Melbourne.


Those interested in helping the campaign are encouraged to contact Dee White on (03) 5428 5365 or at DeeScriber@optusnet.com.au.

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