I can’t tell you how pleased I was to open the Bendigo Advertiser today and find an impressive piece by Sacha McDougal, ‘Brumby backs books’.
After seeing the likes of ex-NSW Premier, board member of Dymocks Books, Bob Carr turn on the publishing industry, it was so reassuring to know some of our current politicians see the realities behind this issue.
As John Brumby, Premier of Victoria pointed out, significant job losses will occur if Parallel Import Restrictions are removed.
He also said it would ‘put at risk the cultural and economic gains made in the book industry over the past two decades.’
Mr Brumby, you have restored my faith in our ‘democracy’. I hope that your fellow politicians embrace your philosophy of supporting something that is good for the majority in the long run, not just a few highly paid executives looking to further line their own pockets.
Make the most of living in a democracy: write and talk to your Federal Politicians and express your views.