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Book Designers W. H. Chong and Miri Rosenbloom Defend Oz Lit
W. H. Chong Defends Oz Lit
Miri Rosenbloom Defends Oz Lit

Australian literature is in peril—this is not an exaggeration. The government says that it will remove PIR (parallel import restrictions) on books, a copyright arrangement that has allowed Australia to punch well above its weight to become the fourteenth largest publishing industry in the world, without any government subsidies. Consumers can already buy books online from anywhere—but the government wants to take territorial rights away from our authors and publishers, even though these rights are protected in the US, the UK and Canada. Defend books.

Visit Books Create Australia to find out more and sign the petition here.

These posters are designed by Chong Weng Ho in support of retaining parallel import restrictions on books in Australia. They first appeared on the Australian Book Designers Association website.

See more on our Defend Oz Lit campaign here.


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