December 6, 2017

Richard Flanagan: ‘We must honour and sustain Australian creators.’

The following speech on creativity was delivered by acclaimed author Richard Flanagan at the Copyright Agency’s end-of-year event in Sydney, 30 November 2017. “In 1964 a rising young Labor politician called Gough Whitlam told a senate enquiry that there was no such thing as a publishing industry in Australia. In 1964 an Australian living in […]

December 6, 2017

Code Reviewer’s report for 2016–17

Compliance with the Code of Conduct The report by the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2016–17 is now available here. Each annual report on compliance looks at, among other things, Copyright Agency’s management of complaints. Copyright Agency provided information to the Code Reviewer on four matters that are […]

December 6, 2017

Namatjira Legacy Trust joins Copyright Agency

Following the successful decades-long campaign for the return of artist Albert Namatjira’s copyright, the Namatjira Legacy Trust has enlisted the Copyright Agency to manage the licensing rights of the renowned artist internationally. The rights now reside with the Namatjira Legacy Trust, which represents the Namatjira family, and was established as part of a long-term project […]

December 5, 2017

Updates from the December Copyright Agency Board meeting

On 1 December 2017, the Copyright Agency Board agreed to several beneficial changes to member policies. These changes will: assist early resolution of competing claims by different members to an allocated amount and enable funds held in suspense to be paid; change our member terms for new members to make clear that our licensees can, […]

December 5, 2017

Walkleys, Stanleys celebrate written and visual journalistic excellence

Awards for our leading journalists, photographers and cartoonists have flowed thick and fast in the past few weeks. Walkley Awards On Wednesday 29 November, the 62nd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were held in Brisbane. Fairfax Media’s Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty won the coveted Gold Walkley Award​ for their extraordinary work, “Surviving IS: Stories of Mosul”. Kate Geraghty was […]

December 5, 2017

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

December 1, 2017

Copyright Agency appoints two new Board Directors

The Copyright Agency announced the appointment of two new Board Directors at its AGM yesterday. Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams welcomed leading Aboriginal arts consultant Jason Eades to the Board as an independent director. Mr Eades will replace outgoing independent director, Indigenous artist and author, Bronwyn Bancroft, who has served on the Board for nine […]

December 1, 2017

Kathryn Heyman awarded $80,000 Author Fellowship

The Copyright Agency has named multi award-winning author Kathryn Heyman as its 2017 Author Fellow to develop her forthcoming memoir Words to Live By. “The $80,000 Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors is Australia’s richest fellowship for writers, providing crucial financial support for the development of a new work,” Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says. […]

Image Credit: Left to right: Authors Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Bri Lee, Enza Gandolfo, Fiona Wright, and Stephanie Bishop. Photo: Elle Green.

Image Credit: Left to right: Publisher Fellows Alexandra Payne, Nathan Hollier, Bronwyn Mehan, and Louise Cornegé.

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