Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

May 5, 2022

New longform writing initiative announced

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas (JNI) and Penguin Random House (PRH) to provide practical experience and mentoring to the next generation of Australian longform writers, culminating in the opportunity to publish a piece in a Penguin Random House anthology. The […]

May 5, 2022

Brisbane and Sydney Writers’ Festivals

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022! If you missed the in-person festival, which finished on 8 May, you can engage with their online series. Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is again supporting the online Author/Editor Series and a new Author-Illustrator Series (together with Booktopia). The successful ten-part Author/Editor series is a partnership […]

May 5, 2022

Macquarie University Survey of Australian authors

Copyright Agency is partnering with Macquarie University and the Australia Council for the Arts on a new national survey of Australian authors. The findings will be released later this year. All published Australian authors are eligible to fill out the survey and we invite you to have your say. Copyright Agency CEO Josephine Johnston, says […]

April 28, 2022

A new national survey for Australian authors

Macquarie University, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency are excited to announce that a national survey of Australian authors is now open. All published Australian authors are eligible to fill out the survey and we invite you to have your say. To complete the survey, visit www.mq.edu.au/authors-survey. The survey will remain […]

April 5, 2022

Resale Royalty scheme hits $11 million milestone

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Copyright Agency join in celebrating Australia’s resale royalty scheme hitting the $11 million milestone.

March 31, 2022

Indie publishers show solidarity in 24 hour news freeze

Over 30 independent publishers across the nation put a halt to news publishing on Tuesday 22 March, implementing a 24-hour freeze on news content to protest no pay for their content appearing on Facebook (Meta), the campaign #WaitingOnZuck.

March 31, 2022

Walkey Awards celebrate best of Australian Journalism

The media industry’s night of nights gave recognition to Australia’s best journalists, photographers, editors and more for their incredible coverage of the year that was 2021.

March 31, 2022

Our input on the ‘exposure draft’ of potential copyright changes

As reported in February’s Creative Licence (here), the government is seeking feedback on an ‘exposure draft’ (ED) of potential copyright changes. The ED is just for consultation, and does not represent the government’s final position on legislation for introduction into Parliament.

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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