July 24, 2017

Australia’s oldest independent indigenous publisher celebrates 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago, Aboriginal leaders decided an organisation would be established to protect the rights of traditional storytellers and artists. Since then, Magabala Books has quietly but determinedly built a solid reputation by supporting indigenous writers and illustrators across all genres, with a special focus on nurturing emerging talent.  The Copyright Agency has been a long […]

Writer Rosie Scott

May 10, 2017

Remembering Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott was a critically-acclaimed writer, a passionate human rights activist, a creative writing mentor, a wife, mother and grandmother. Born in 1948 in Wellington, New Zealand, her childhood was spent freely roaming the crashing, wild ‘edge of the world’ with her siblings. She began writing as a child, her curiosity and imagination likely inspired […]

February 6, 2017

Reading Australia and publisher Magabala Books bring Indigenous stories back to school

As Australian students and teachers begin the school year, one of the remotest publishing houses in the world, Magabala Books in Broome (WA) is gearing up to bring new Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country. With a grant of $33,550 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Magabala Books will soon deliver […]

November 18, 2016

Reading Australia celebrates three years of bringing Aussie stories back to the classroom

Reading Australia is celebrating its third birthday with more than 270 books, 80 essays and almost 120 teaching resources now available to teachers Australia-­wide, as part of its ongoing commitment to improve the teaching of Australian literature in schools. Reading Australia was created by the not-­for-­profit Copyright Agency in response to growing concerns that knowledge […]

July 6, 2015

Reading Australia unlocks Australian stories for future generations

Literary icon David Malouf invited teachers and students to discover Australian stories when he launched Reading Australia at the country’s premier event for English educators, the AATE/ALEA Conference in Canberra today. Reading Australia, set up by not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, plays and poetry from top Aussie authors such […]

May 19, 2015

Teachers Urged to Back Aussie Authors

As the country’s teachers dive into Term 3, the not-for-profit Copyright Agency is calling on 60,000-plus teachers of English and Media to back Australian stories and authors in the classroom. “Term 3 is traditionally the time for teachers to choose the novels and other texts their students will explore in 2015,” says Copyright Agency’s Zoë […]

April 20, 2015

Narrow Road to the Deep North Compulsory Reading

The multi-award winning book The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan should be on the compulsory reading list of all senior secondary school students, says Copyright Agency board director, Kim Williams. Ahead of both ANZAC Day and World Book and Copyright Day (April 23) next week, the not-for-profit Copyright Agency has just […]

January 20, 2015

Teachers Invite Famous Aussies Into Classrooms

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Reading Australia , set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, plays and poetry anthologies from top Aussie authors such as Tim Winton, Jackie French, Peter Carey and […]

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