March 4, 2019
The Australian Society of Authors has joined with similar organisations in the UK and America to condemn the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, which aims to digitise and distribute books for free. A recent examination of the project by the ASA found that the site was hosting scanned copies of in-copyright books by Australian authors […]
November 12, 2018
Today, the Copyright Agency, on behalf of its 40,000 members, will lodge an action in the Copyright Tribunal to determine the value of the copyright licence Australian universities rely on to copy and share extensive amounts of educational content. The action comes after a breakdown in commercial discussions with Universities Australia (UA), for a new […]
October 2, 2018
The Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers (PFABW) celebrated its first anniversary in late September with a record number of attendees at Parliament House. Launching the Australian Reading Hour for 2018, co-chairs Assistant Minister the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC and Graham Perrett MP, noted they were pleased with the turn out for such a […]
August 2, 2018
Australian universities learned how to harness technology to better connect their students with copyright-compliant course materials when leading British university copyright expert visited the Gold Coast. Kate Vasili from Middlesex University attended the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference on August 1 to share her experience with best-practice digital solutions during her visit. Middlesex University partnered with […]
July 12, 2018
The Copyright Agency is currently protecting the rights of its members through several different actions in the Copyright Tribunal. NSW Government As some of you will be aware, we are in dispute with the NSW Government over non-payment of licence fees for over five years. We participated in mediation on Wednesday 20 June but were regrettably […]
June 19, 2018
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has joined the push for the NSW government to pay creators the millions of dollars owed to them in copyright fees. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph.
June 18, 2018
Authors are calling for the NSW government to pay a fair fee for using their material. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph.
June 6, 2018
Hazel Edwards explores how authors need to multi-task to create value for themselves and their readers. Why are you writing? To live more intensively? To earn a living? To keep learning? To avoid boredom? To share little known worlds? As an excuse for travelling? Justifying the way a life has been lived? Fame, and especially […]
Image Credit: Left to right: Poetry in Action cast members Eleni Cassimatis, Brenton Bell and Hannah Wood. Photo: Stephanie Young.
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Image Credit: Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country) (2018), Acrylic on Linen, 122 x 152cm.
17 May, 2019
2019 VET CEO Conference
19 Jun, 2019 to 20 Jun, 2019
Australasian Reporting Awards
12 Sep, 2019 to 13 Sep, 2019
2019 National VET Conference