Marrakesh Treaty Forum Communiqué

Representatives of the publishing industry, authors, libraries, copyright, disability associations, government and accessible format providers joined together on 8 November for a far-reaching exchange of information and ideas to progress the Marrakesh Treaty’s implementation in Australia. The aim of the Forum was to identify the key challenges in making published material accessible to the print […]

Copyright Amendment Bill Joint Statement

Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill Screenrights, Copyright Agency and Universities Australia welcome the introduction of amendments to streamline and update the statutory licence in the Copyright Act for copying and sharing of content for education. The organisations worked together, with representatives from the schools sector, to develop a joint proposal to government. […]

Member Distribution Update November 2016

The first tranche of the Universities distribution will go out to members in December along with the individually licensed educational institutions. Online member area revamped We’ve recently upgraded our online member portal so you can access your information on-the-go through a mobile or tablet. As a result, all members have to update their passwords. If you haven’t done so yet, please click here to create your […]

Teaching Australia seeks answers about Aussie stories

La Trobe University and Melbourne University have joined forces to develop a project called Teaching Australia, with $15,000 from the Cultural Fund. The project is led by Professor Sue Martin and Associate Professor Larissa McLean Davies and aims to enhance Australian teachers’ knowledge of, and readiness to teach, Australian literature in a 21st century global […]

Artists and politicians rally behind copyright

Australia’s leading musicians and music industry professionals have written an open letter to the Government asking for proposed expansions of the “safe harbour” scheme be dropped, saying it would “chip away” at their “right to be remunerated fairly for their creative endeavours”. Among the signatories are Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, Cold Chisel, INXS, Birds […]

Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship doubles value to $80,000

The Copyright Agency’s annual Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors has doubled its award from $40,000 to $80,000 this year, making it one of Australia’s richest fellowships for writers. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “This is now the flagship fellowship for mid-to-late career authors, providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. […]

2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

Celebrating the haunting, shocking and heart-breakingly honest must read Australian novels for 2016 The shortlist for the prestigious 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award, announced today by Perpetual and Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, will take lovers of Australian literature on an emotional journey, allowing readers to celebrate and reflect on Australian life – the good, the bad and […]

Literary industry wants zero GST threshold on offshore book purchases

Australia’s book industry: authors, publishers, booksellers and rights managers are calling on the Federal and State Governments to reduce the Low Value Threshold on offshore purchases to zero. The Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, the Copyright Agency and the Australian Council of Small Business back suggested changes to […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

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