Information about upcoming distributions

With the first quarter of the financial year well underway, a number of payments are due for royalties collected from a range of sources.

Writers respond to the challenges of 2020

Over the next few weeks, with support from the Copyright Agency’s Emergency Action Funding, Guardian Australia will publish Fire, Flood and Plague.

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 […]

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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