Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

November 29, 2018

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund Awards a record $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency has awarded Australia’s richest Fellowships at its annual showcase celebrating Australian creativity. Alongside its established Author Fellowship, this year the agency’s Cultural Fund introduced a Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing and a Fellowship for a Visual Artist. Each are worth $80,000. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “The Fellowships provide mid-career Australian authors and […]

November 29, 2018

What’s the role of creativity in the digital age?

After the Copyright Agency’s AGM on 28 November, a special event was held to stand up for and celebrate Australian authors, publishers and visual artists. At the event, the three 2018 Copyright Agency Fellowships were announced. Read more. Guests at the event also heard from the Copyright Agency’s Chair Kim Williams who posited that “technology is […]

November 28, 2018

Jane Curry re-elected to Copyright Agency Board

The outcome of this year’s election for the Publisher Director position on the Copyright Agency’s Board was announced at the company’s AGM on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Two nominations were received, one from the incumbent director Jane Curry (Ventura Press) and one from Margrete Lamond, a publisher member who is the founder of Dirt Lane […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency sponsors Award for Governance Reporting

The Copyright Agency is a major sponsor of the awards for company annual reports. Copyright Agency’s Director of Commercial Licensing, Guy Johnson, says, “It’s the second year we’re sponsoring the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA). We support good governance in all its forms and we are very pleased to sponsor the Special Award for Governance Reporting, which […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency holds Copyright CPD session with Holman Webb Lawyers

The Copyright Agency recently held a CPD session for lawyers on copyright, in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia and Holman Webb Lawyers. In-house lawyers had the opportunity to hear pointers on how to assess copyright risk and implement a framework for creative outputs and software within their organisations. Holman Webb Partner, […]

November 28, 2018

Vale poet and artist Judith Rodriguez

The distinguished Australian poet and human rights advocate Judith Rodriguez sadly passed away on 22 November 2018 at the age of 82. She had been a valued Copyright Agency member since 1992 and wrote in this member profile, “You’ve got to give something to the world – poetry is my offering.” Tributes have flowed for the late […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency delivers more than $124 million to members

The Copyright Agency has announced its end of year results at its AGM held today. CEO Adam Suckling says 2017-18 was a solid to good year with $124m in copyright royalty payments to members, a beneficial merger, important political advocacy for fair copyright settings and almost $1.8m in grants in support of Australia’s creative community. […]

November 27, 2018

2018 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing

Dr Andrew Leigh MP won the 2018 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing with ‘From bloodletting to placebo surgery’, an excerpt from his book Randomistas. The piece looks at the fascinating effects of sham surgeries and the history of randomised trials. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has sponsored the Bragg Prize for the next three […]

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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