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Printing and Newspapers Act 1981 – 1 November 2013

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A person who prints any document which is intended to be sold or distributed or publicly displayed shall print on at least 1 copy of the document the name and address of the person for whom or on whose instructions the document was printed. Note: All copies shall be printed with the following details: the publisher’s name/business name, publisher’s place of business and year of document printing.

  • Sections 5, 6

A person who prints a newspaper shall insert publisher and printer identifying information on the newspaper. See section 7 of the Act for information.

  • Sections 5, 7
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Getting into the printing and publishing industry [Queensland Government]

UQ Writers Club

Queensland Writers Centre

Australian Society of Authors

Australian Writers’ Guild

Australian Society of Travel Writers

Australian Crime Writers Association

Royal Australian Navy Writers Association

Society of Women Writers Qld

Australasian Medical Writers Association

The Society of Professional Obituary Writers (SPOW)

Braille House Writing Association

Literary Festivals

Australian Poetry

Association for the Study of Australian Literature

Australasian Association of Writing Programs

Oral History Queensland Inc

Australian Book Designers Association

Lithographic Institute of Australia

Queensland Bookbinders’ Guild Inc.

Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery

International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)

PEN International

Authors Guild

International Authors Forum

Alliance of Independent Authors

Queensland Literary Awards

Australian Cultural Fund

The Children’s Book Council of Australia

Commonwealth Writers


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Section 6 contains reference to the term ‘Crown’. This term may be replaced with a modern alternative.



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