November 12, 2018

Copyright Agency lodges action in Copyright Tribunal against Universities Australia

Dear members, I am writing to inform you that we have lodged an action in the Copyright Tribunal today to determine the value of the copyright licences Australian universities rely on to copy and share content. The action comes after a breakdown in commercial negotiations with Universities Australia, for a new licensing agreement, beginning in […]

November 5, 2018

Kirstie Parker wins 30th David Unaipon Award

Author Kirstie Parker was the winner of the Cultural Fund-sponsored David Unaipon Award at last month’s Queensland Literary Awards. The award, for an unpublished Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer, celebrated 30 years in 2018. Kirstie received a cash prize of $15,000 and publication with UQP for her work, The Making of Ruby Champion, and […]

July 30, 2018

Woodside Petroleum and Audit NSW win Governance Awards

Every year, hundreds of Australian companies and not-for-profits compile annual reports. The Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA), established in 1950, help organisations to improve their reporting standards and recognise those who are excelling in this area. The 2018 Awards and associated Seminar on Reporting held recently gave delegates a chance to upskill as well. Conference participants […]

June 6, 2018

After the Apology a landmark film from member Larissa Behrendt

Author, lawyer and Copyright Agency member Larissa Behrendt has directed a new feature length documentary After the Apology, in which she explores the alarming fact that since Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology, the number of Aboriginal children being removed from their families is much higher than during the time of the Stolen Generations. Through the experiences […]

May 17, 2018

Reading Australia 10-word story challenge for schools

ALIA and the Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia team are working together to promote Australian books to students, with the 10 word story challenge, launched on 14 May and running through to 2 July, 2018. For students to win Booktopia book vouchers worth $100 for themselves and their school library, all they have to do is […]

April 9, 2018

Win tickets to the Australian Book Industry Awards

Every year, the Australian Book Industry awards one exceptional book the title of Book of the Year. To celebrate this award, Better Reading wants to find out which of the past winners is Australia’s favourite. Pick a Book of the Year, explain why it’s your favourite and you could win the ABIA 2018 prize pack. The winner will […]

April 5, 2018

2018 Brian Johns Lecture with Morry Schwartz

Esteemed book and journal publisher Morry Schwartz AM (pictured) will deliver the 2018 Brian Johns Lecture at the State Library of NSW on 7 May. Morry’s company, Schwartz Publishing, operates Black Inc. books and La Trobe University Press. It also publishes the journals Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs. Its sister company, Schwartz Media, publishes […]

March 7, 2018

Former director Jeremy Fisher one of the 78ers depicted in ‘Riot’

On the 40th anniversary of the recently held Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC TV screened Riot, a landmark film which documents the very first such parade – held on Saturday 24th June 1978 at 10pm. This parade, in which participants were brutally beaten by the police, was a catalyst for the eventual decriminalisation […]

Image Credit: Photo: © Gavin Jowitt.

Image Credit: Image courtesy of Australian Publishers' Association. Photo: Irene Lorberg Photography.

Image Credit: Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft, 2018. Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. © Akil Ahamat | Licensed by Copyright Agency

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