Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

Member Portal temporary shutdown this week to introduce changes

As part of Copyright Agency’s commitment to enhancing our services to members, we will shortly be rolling out the first round of our planned improvements to the Member Portal. To allow us to make the changes, access to members’ online accounts will be unavailable from 5pm Thursday 12 December to 9am Monday 16 December 2019. […]

Chair Kim Williams’ report to the AGM

Copyright Agency issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney last month. You can read it on the web here or see the online print version here. Chair Kim Williams provided the following report to the AGM, which outlines the current status of litigation and the Future Fund. There has been a lot of […]

Melissa Fyfe wins 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for science writing

Melissa Fyfe has won the 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing with her article ‘Getting Cliterate’, published in the Good Weekend, which celebrates the Australian scientist who almost single-handedly shed light on the anatomy and physiology of the female sex organ. The $7000 winner’s prize was presented by UNSW Science Dean, Professor Emma Johnston […]

Connecting with international counterparts

Mr Gadi Oron, the Director General of CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – will visit Australia and New Zealand this month for a first-hand look at the challenges and success stories around rights management in the region. CISAC, headquartered in France, is headed by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre […]

Glocalising digital education: challenges and opportunities

Australian Association for the Teaching of English Treasurer and Reading Australia Secondary Resources Manager, Phil Page, was invited by the International Publishers Association to speak at a side event for the World Intellectual Property Organisation Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights in Geneva in October. Phil and the AATE are passionate advocates for the value […]

Cultural Fund Awards $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded three life-­changing Fellowships, valued at $80,000 each, in support and celebration of Australia’s writers and visual artists and the creation of new Australian works. The Fellowships have been awarded to writers Stephen Orr and James Bradley, and artist Danielle  Freakley. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Our Cultural Fund […]

Annual Report 2018-19 released at AGM

Copyright Agency has issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney on 20 November 2019. The report provides the audited financial results of the company and reports on achievements in the last financial year. 2018-19 was a strong year with many gains for our members. Highlights include: Strong financial results We generated revenue of around $150m and paid […]

Copyright Agency appoints two new Board Directors

The Copyright Agency announced the appointment of two new Board Directors at its AGM on 20 November 2019 and released its end of financial year results. Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams welcomed the Deputy Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Anne Maria Nicholson as an author director, and Managing Director of McGraw-Hill Education Cath […]

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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