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Newsagent injunction against newspaper publisher extended by 7 days

Mark Fletcher
December 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

Further to my Dec. 18 post about moves by a major newspaper publisher to take away the rights of a newsagent to distribute their product – such rights are the bread and butter of small business newsagents.

In a hearing yesterday I am told the judge in the NSW Industrial Court extended the temporary injunction another week.

It is disappointing but not surprising that newspapers will not publish this story. They’re not transparent when it comes to reporting actions they take, from time to time, against small business newsagents. I am not saying they ought to have no rights to protect their businesses but rather that they demonstrate transparency.

This is a big story – then guts of a small business being ripped apart by one of their biggest suppliers on the even of Christmas and for what, to someone looking from a distance, seem to be dubious reasons.

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