University of Western Australia’s decision to close publishing house sparks outrage

Decision to shut UWA Publishing, which published works by multiple Miles Franklin winners, came ‘out of the blue’

The University of Western Australia’s surprise decision to shut down its publishing house has prompted outrage and protest from the Australian literary community.

The fate of the 84-year-old publishing house, UWA Publishing, was communicated via a “proposal for change” circulated by the university’s senior management on Tuesday, blindsiding staff.

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