July 2, 2024

2024 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist revealed

Four first-time nominees are among the six talented writers shortlisted for the 2024 Miles Franklin Literary Award. They are joined by former winner Alexis Wright and twice shortlisted author Gregory Day. Announced today by Perpetual as Trustee, alongside Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the 2024 shortlist is: Only Sound Remains by Hossein Asgari (Puncher & Wattmann) […]

June 27, 2024

National Framework for the Assurance of Artificial Intelligence in Government released

On 21 June, the Data and Digital Ministers Meeting (comprising Ministers from the Commonwealth and each State and Territory) released the National Framework for the Assurance of Artificial Intelligence in Government. You can see the Framework here and related documentation here. The Framework sets out how Australian governments should align their practices to Australia’s 8 AI […]

June 26, 2024

Nominate for our Board elections in 2024

This year, three directly-elected positions on the Copyright Agency’s Board come up for election, that of Author Director, Artist Director and Publisher Director. Incumbent artist director Dr Oliver Watts and author director Matthew Ricketson (pictured above) have indicated they will nominate again for their respective positions. Author, artist, and publisher members can nominate for their corresponding director positions […]

June 26, 2024

Celebrating journalists at 2024 Mid-Year Walkleys

We’re thrilled that many of our journalist members were recognised at the Walkley Foundation’s Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism, held on 20 June 2024 in Sydney. Winners were peer-judged and selected on the basis of overall merit and journalistic excellence. Walkley Foundation Chief Executive, Shona Martyn, said: “The quality of the entries was extremely high this […]

June 25, 2024

Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2024

Members, licensees and other stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the Code Reviewer about Copyright Agency’s compliance with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in 2023-24. Copyright Agency is a signatory to the Code. Our compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is the Dr Kevin […]

June 18, 2024

Dorothy Hewett Award announces the 2024 winner, Kaya Ortiz

UWA Publishing and the Copyright Agency is excited to be announcing the winner of the 2024 Dorothy Hewett Award: Kaya Ortiz for their unpublished poetry manuscript Past and Parallel Lives. Kaya will receive a publishing contract and manuscript development with UWA Publishing and $10,000 prize money courtesy of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Past and […]

June 14, 2024

Copyright Agency attends 2024 ITECA Conference on the Gold Coast

Last week the 2024 ITECA Conference (ITEC24) was held at the QT Hotel Gold Coast from 5-7 June. Copyright Agency exhibited at the event, alongside approximately 20 other organisations. There were more than 200 delegates at the conference, primarily representing independent higher education providers and RTOs.  The conference brings together industry leaders, educators and policymakers in tertiary […]

June 12, 2024

King’s Birthday Honours List 2024

Congratulations to our members who were among those recognised in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List. Members of the Order (AM) Previous Copyright Agency Board Director and artist Dr Bronwyn Bancroft was recognised as a member for significant service to the arts, and to the Indigenous community. Emeritus Professor Elivio Bonello was recognised for significant service […]