February 12, 2018

Morris Gleitzman our newest Australian Children’s Laureate

The Copyright Agency is thrilled that well-loved children’s writer, and Reading Australia author, Morris Gleitzman has been announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–19. He will dedicate the next two years to advocating for the importance of stories and everything stories can offer. Gleitzman is the author of the award-winning novel, Once (2005), for which there are dedicated teaching resources […]

February 9, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Stella Prize longlisted writers

On Thursday 8 February, the 2018 Stella Prize longlist was announced in Melbourne. For the very first time, each longlisted author received $1000 in prize money, courtesy of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, said, ‘The Copyright Agency is delighted to support Australia’s leading women writers and the Stella Prize with $60,000 […]

January 30, 2018

Congratulations to Australia Day Honours recipients

The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to the following members who were awarded honours on Australia Day 2018. Janet McCalman (AC) author Marilyn Lake (AO) author & academic Em Prof Michael Coper (AO) academic Em Prof Russel Lansbury (AO) academic Geoffrey Roberston QC Prof Patricia Hoffie (AM) visual arts academic EM Prof Noeline Kyle (AM) […]

January 23, 2018

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund grants more than $1m

Just a few short weeks after announcing the recipient of the Cultural Fund’s $80,000 Author Fellowship as Kathryn Heyman, the Copyright Agency has announced it will provide $1.035m to 35 arts organisations in 2018. The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, says: “Everything we do supports our members – authors, journalists, publishers, visual artists and educators […]

January 23, 2018

Copyright Agency member shares Seven Steps to Writing Success

Changing the way Australian students are taught is no easy task. Creating a literacy program that improves students’ writing scores by up to 35% seems even more challenging. Nevertheless, Australian author, and Copyright Agency member, Jen McVeity has achieved it with her Seven Steps to Writing Success program. With an emphasis on engaging and inspiring […]

December 6, 2017

Richard Flanagan: ‘We must honour and sustain Australian creators.’

The following speech on creativity was delivered by acclaimed author Richard Flanagan at the Copyright Agency’s end-of-year event in Sydney, 30 November 2017. “In 1964 a rising young Labor politician called Gough Whitlam told a senate enquiry that there was no such thing as a publishing industry in Australia. In 1964 an Australian living in […]

December 5, 2017

Walkleys, Stanleys celebrate written and visual journalistic excellence

Awards for our leading journalists, photographers and cartoonists have flowed thick and fast in the past few weeks. Walkley Awards On Wednesday 29 November, the 62nd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were held in Brisbane. Fairfax Media’s Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty won the coveted Gold Walkley Award​ for their extraordinary work, “Surviving IS: Stories of Mosul”. Kate Geraghty was […]

December 5, 2017

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

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