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 […]

More than $300K in copyright royalties available for TAS Surveyors

The Copyright Agency has signed a retrospective deed with the Tasmanian Government for more than $300,000 in royalties for local surveyors’ plans copied and communicated over the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2019. As a result, the agency is rapidly recruiting Tasmanian surveyors, as only members of the agency can receive royalty payments […]

Heads up! Member Portal changes ahead in 2020

We’ve been working on improvements to Copyright Agency’s member portal so, in the coming months, you may notice that things look a bit different. The changes are part of our commitment to members and the new member portal has loads of benefits. It’s easier to navigate and we’ve simplified some of the processes, which we’ve tested […]

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Image Credit: Header created using images by Shutterstock; Sonali Marathe, courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Image Credit: Header created using stock images by Shutterstock and Unsplash; Karen Wyld, winner of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript (left) pictured with Terri-ann White, Director of UWA Publishing (right). Photography by Eleanor Hurt (Publishing Officer, UWAP).

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