Government announces copyright changes

On 13 August, the government announced some proposed changes to the Copyright Act. We will keep members informed of further developments.

Indigenous members receive national acclaim

A large number of our members have recently received honours at two major awards celebrating Indigenous art: the annual NATSIAA and the inaugural NIFA.

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.

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.

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Created by Copyright Agency. Featured members: Amal Awad, photo by Tim Levy. Blak Douglas, photo by Nick Cubbin. Lee Walker, photo by Lindsay Edwards. Wayne Diver-Tuck, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Linton Besser, photo by Olivia Tran. Cathy Wilcox, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Lachlan Philpott, photo by Bryan Sun. Maxine Beneba-Clarke, photo by Olivia Tran.

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