12 May 2004

ERL to be permanent

It was announced in last night's federal budget that the Educational Lending Rights scheme will be continued on a permanent basis.
The Australian Society of Authors writes: "We believe that the continuation of ELR, which makes payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers on the basis that income is lost from the availability of their books in educational lending libraries, will support the enrichment of Australian culture by encouraging the growth and development of Australian writing and publishing."

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