Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

New Australian Children’s Laureate announced

The Board of the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, comprising leading representatives from the children’s book industry, have appointed multi-award winning author Ursula Dubosarsky as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–2021. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the Australian Children’s Laureate program since 2011, providing a stipend to support each laureate for two years. Ursula […]

AAP closure: how do we sustain news content?

This op-ed by Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling originally appeared in The Weekend Australian. The recent announcement that Australian Associated Press will close is not only terrible news for AAP journalists, credible news reporting, and transparency, it is also a strong example of what happens when digital platforms take too much of the value of […]

Bri Lee named New Writer-in-Residence

Bri Lee, author of the award-winning and bestselling memoir Eggshell Skull, has been announced as the 2020 Copyright Agency UTS New Writer-in-Residence. “The significance of this opportunity to me is clear,” she says. “I can focus on doing precisely and exclusively the writing I want to for the entire rest of the year.” Bri is […]

Significant new investment in arts coverage

The Copyright Agency, in partnership with the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, announced funding of $150,000 to support the publication of more arts reviews and criticism in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today. The $150,000 granted to the media companies will enhance and be in addition […]

Cultural Fund grants are now open

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is pleased to announce our new Publishing Industry Career Development Grants. Offering professional development and career-enhancing opportunities, these grants are open to mid-career Australian publishing professionals working in trade and educational publishing; Australian literary agents; and editors working at literary magazines and journals. Four grants of up to $5,000 will […]

Creators unite for bushfire relief

An outpouring of generosity from Australia’s arts community has seen over half a million dollars raised for the online #AuthorsForFireys appeal. Inspired by a 2017 fundraiser for asylum seekers, authors Emily Gale and Nova Weetman launched a bushfire relief auction on Twitter. The #AuthorsForFireys hashtag went viral, attracting more than 1,300 lots from more than […]

Settlement reached with NSW Government

Copyright Agency and the State of New South Wales have settled their long-running dispute over the rate that NSW should pay for the use of copyright material by its public servants. The parties have now settled the arrangements for the past liability back to July 2012 and the payments forward to June 2023. Both parties […]

Our new Member Portal is headed your way

At the end of 2019, the Copyright Agency rolled out the first round of planned improvements to the Member Portal. These updates form part of our commitment to enhancing member services by: Providing a more intuitive experience in the Portal Making it easier to manage and update your account Streamlining the onboarding process for new […]

Image Credit: Anna Krien, 2021 Fellow for Non-Fiction Writing. Photo courtesy EMG. Robert Drewe 2021 Author Fellow, photo by Tracy Drewe.

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