National Writers’ Congress: Authorship 20/20

The Australian Society of Authors National Writers’ Congress: Authorship 20/20, supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, hosted 200 authors and illustrators at a range of venues around the Sydney CBD last weekend. Over three days 17-19 October, the National Writers’ Congress examined current and anticipated issues facing professional authors, including copyright, fair pay, the market […]

Statutory Licence a Win-Win for Students and Creators

Authors want to make enough of a living to be able to continue to create original Australian works to be enjoyed by students and the community at large, participants at the recent Copyright Agency Seminar Education:Information, heard. Author, teacher and parent, Angelo Loukakis, told the seminar the ideal situation was for children to have access […]

Creators in Education Sector Critical

Recognition of the valuable work done by creators in the education sector is critical for the ongoing investment in quality content for Australian students. Several articles have been published recently on issues surrounding education and copyright. In a blog post by Canadian novelist John Degan, he argues against the recent actions by the Ontario Library […]

Copyright Agency Congratulates Aurealis Award Winners

The Copyright Agency congratulates the winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards, announced at an event in Sydney on Saturday 12 May. The Awards recognise the best of Australian speculative fiction writing and this year over 20 authors and illustrators received prizes in the categories of science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult and children’s fiction. The […]

Australian Author Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss Wins Deadly Award

The Copyright Agency congratulates author and member Anita Heiss who won the 2011 Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature for her work, Paris Dreaming.  The Awards were announced at an event held at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 27 September. The Deadly Awards recognise the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make to […]

Cultural Fund Supports RMIT Writer-in-Residence

The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund is proud to be supporting RMIT University’s newly appointed writer-in-residence, Kim Scott. Kim will be at RMIT until 14 October as part of the Cultural Fund-supported StoriesNOW program, under which RMIT will be hosting a series of creative residencies. The residencies are to run for one month and the practitioners will […]

2011 NSW Premier’s History Awards

The 2011 NSW Premier’s History Award winners were announced at an event in Sydney on 5 September. The Copyright Agency congratulates the following members who won awards in the below categories. YOUNG PEOPLE’ HISTORY AWARD Kirsty Murray for India Dark (Allen & Unwin) NSW COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL HISTORY PRIZE Stephen Gapps for Cabrogal to Fairfield City: […]

Authors Nominated for 2011 NSW Premier’s History Awards

The NSW Arts Minister George Souris announced the shortlist for the NSW Premier’s History Awards on 26 August. The Awards promote excellence in the interpretation of history and play a role in establishing standards in historical research and publication. The Copyright Agency congratulates the members shortlisted in the book-related categories below: Australian History Prize Joy Damousi […]

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Image Credit: Shireen Taweel, Devices for Listening, 2020. Photo by Document Photography.

Image Credit: Illustration by Dreamtime Creative.

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