April 27, 2023

Vale John Tranter

We’re saddened to hear of the passing of John Tranter, renowned Australian poet, editor, critic, reviewer, broadcaster, and valued Copyright Agency member. One of Australia’s greatest poets, Tranter published 22 collections of poetry, received many fellowships and grants, and won numerous literary awards – including both the Kenneth Slessor Prize and the Grace Leven Prize […]

April 13, 2023

Vale John Olsen

Copyright Agency is saddened to hear of the passing of John Olsen AO OBE. Known for his distinctive painting style and depictions of landscapes, Olsen was one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists. During a career that spanned more than sixty years he won numerous awards, including the Wynne Prize in 1969 and 1985, the Sulman […]

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March 21, 2023

Copyright Agency appoints two new executives to leadership team

Copyright Agency’s CEO Josephine Johnston is delighted to announce the appointment of two new executives to the leadership team: Anne Milne (Director Corporate Services) and Arthur Baker (Director of Strategy and Innovation). Anne comes to Copyright Agency from South Eastern Sydney Local Health where she worked as Director, Corporate and Legal Services. Before that, she […]

February 23, 2023

Copyright Agency and university sector reach agreement on copyright licence fees

Universities Australia and Copyright Agency are very pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the copyright fees payable until 2026 and the balance of fees from 2019 to 2022. The agreement also establishes a working party to develop mechanisms for data collection on the copying and sharing of content in the university sector. […]

February 1, 2023

Copyright Agency welcomes Government’s new Cultural Policy

The Federal Government launched its new Cultural Policy, Revive, on 30 January. The Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and the Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, both spoke at the launch.     The policy The policy includes recognition of the fundamental role of the copyright system in supporting Australia’s creative industries and workers: The Government […]

December 5, 2022

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund grants support income generating opportunities for writers, visual artists and sector organisations and a new Fellowship for Young Writers

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund today announces grants to 21 Australian organisations to provide critical financial and income-generating support for writers and visual artists, support for larger and capital city writers’ festivals, Create Grants for writers and visual artists, and the announcement of the Copyright Agency Frank Moorhouse Fellowship for Young Writers. The Cultural Fund has […]

December 1, 2022

Copyright Tribunal update

University sector: appeal now to be heard in early 2023 In July this year, the university sector filed an application to appeal against the determination of the Copyright Tribunal (in May 2022) regarding equitable remuneration payable by the university sector (see here and here). The appeal was scheduled for hearing on 28 November 2022 (see […]

November 29, 2022

The vital work of Australian authors still doesn’t deliver a living wage

The Australia Council has today released a summary of the 2022 National Survey of Australian Book Authors, which provides valuable insights into the conditions faced by authors. The survey was conducted by Paul Crosby, David Throsby and Jan Zwar from Macquarie University and supported by funding from the Australia Council and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural […]