Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

October 25, 2017

Productivity Commission continues to peddle false assumptions on copyright

The Productivity Commission continues its crusade against Australian creators by repeating recommendations on copyright reform based on a mischaracterisation of Australia’s copyright framework. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling said the copyright sections of the Commission’s “Shifting The Dial” report continue to undermine the value of Australian producers of literature, education materials, music, film and content […]

October 19, 2017

Copyright Agency supports marriage equality

The Copyright Agency supports Marriage Equality. We support diversity in the workforce and recognise the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees to live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of our organisation and the broader community. People who love each […]

October 9, 2017

Parliamentary ‘Friends of Australian Books and Writers’ launched

Internationally acclaimed Australian authors, Thomas Keneally and Mem Fox gave rousing and inspiring keynote addresses to launch the new Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers (PFABW) last month, uniting senior MPs and Senators at Parliament House in Canberra. Supported by the Copyright Agency, the event also celebrated the inaugural 2017 Australian Reading Hour. The […]

October 6, 2017

Dates set for Copyright Agency and Viscopy EGMs on merger

The Copyright Agency and Viscopy announced their intention to merge earlier this year. This process is now underway and, as such, two Extraordinary General Meetings will be held on 2 November – one for Viscopy members (to vote for the change) and one for Copyright Agency members to vote to amend the Copyright Agency’s constitution […]

October 3, 2017

Copibec’s class action against Université Laval – notice to members

As part of the class action against Université Laval, a legal notice to members has been issued. Authors and publishers worldwide are invited to read it and share with their networks. Important: no action is required on your part to be a member of the group. The notice can be consulted on Copibec’s website. www.copibec.ca/en/legal-notice […]

October 3, 2017

Educational Publishing Awards results announced

The 2017 Educational Publishing Awards, sponsored by the Copyright Agency and Opus Group, were held on 20 September. The Publishers of the Year were Brisbane’s Origo Education in the Primary category and Oxford University Press for the Secondary category. Keynote speakers for the evening included: Gheran Steel (Boon Wurrung Foundation), Chris Gray (Wiley), Adrian Rhodes […]

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign

September 25, 2017

Fake Art Harms Culture campaign helps bring on inquiry

Almost a year on from its launch, the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign has successfully helped bring about an inquiry to more closely examine the impacts of inauthentic Indigenous art, with submissions open now. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs announced that it will inquire into the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal […]

September 20, 2017

Create Career Fund open to support artists

The Create Career Fund is currently accepting applications from mid-to-late career artists like recent recipient Julia deVille, who is currently mid-way into preparing a major solo exhibition: Faunaphilia, to be held at the Linden New Art Gallery in Melbourne in 2018. Julia’s show will include an infant giraffe preserved using taxidermy techniques and encrusted with […]

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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