Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

August 18, 2020

Draft code seeks to balance bargaining power

On 31 July, the ACCC released draft legislation for a code on negotiations between digital platforms and media companies.

August 18, 2020

Your view of works and payments is about to get better

The second major upgrade to your online account is due to launch at the end of next month, and it promises to deliver significant improvements.

July 28, 2020

Cultural Fund awards $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded three fellowships totalling $240,000 as the creative industries continue to call for critical financial support of Australia’s writers and artists. The Fellowships have been awarded to authors Rodney Hall and Krissy Kneen and visual artist Khaled Sabsabi, with each receiving $80,000 to write and create important new works. […]

July 16, 2020

Tara June Winch’s The Yield wins the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has been awarded to Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch for The Yield, published by Penguin Random House Australia.  For the first time in the Award’s history, Perpetual announced the winner via a live YouTube presentation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chosen from a shortlist showcasing a powerhouse […]

July 8, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Reading Australia Fellow

Karen Yager, a teacher with more than 25 years’ experience, has been awarded the 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy. The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and/or literacy teacher to undertake a career-enhancing research project that will benefit the successful Fellow as well as the education sector. […]

July 8, 2020

New research invites publishers to participate in Australia’s accessibility journey

Book publishers are invited to contribute to an exciting new benchmarking study about inclusive publishing in Australia. The research is being spearheaded by Agata Mrva-Montoya, lecturer and Degree Director, Master of Publishing, at the University of Sydney (currently on leave from her role as Publishing Manager at Sydney University Press). In our previously-published Q&A, she […]

July 8, 2020

Copyright industries a ‘significant contributor’ to Australian economy

The Australian Copyright Council has released a PwC report measuring the value of Australia’s copyright industries between 2006 and 2018. The three key findings were that the copyright industries: Contributed $124.1 billion to the economy, which amounted to 6.8% of Australia’s GDP Employed more than 1 million people, or 8.3% of the total workforce Generated […]

July 8, 2020

Support for Australian creators with the early release of grants to organisations

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced the recipients of its final round of funding in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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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