March 31, 2011

Career Fund: Some Tips from the Selection Panel

As part of its Cultural Fund, the Copyright Agency currently allocates $100,000 per year to support individual Australian creators and those involved in the creative industries who wish to develop their skills and take their careers to the next level. Funding for this Career Fund is split into four rounds over the course of a year, […]

March 4, 2011

Kim Scott Wins Commonwealth Writer’s Prize

Indigenous author and Copryight Agency member Kim Scott’s novel, That Deadman Dance, has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the best book in south-east Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1987, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize recognises the best fiction by both new and established writers from Commonwealth countries. Each year prizes for Best Book and Best […]

February 10, 2011

Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) recently announced its selection of books for the 2011 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Four Australian titles featured in the list. I’ve Got a Feeling by Stephanie Owen Reeder (National Library of Australia) White Crane (book I of Samurai Kids series) by Sandy Fussel […]

February 1, 2011

Ronald McCallum Named 2011 Senior Australian of the Year

We extend our congratulations to Copyright Agency member Professor Ronald C McCallum, who was named Senior Australian of the Year 2011 at a ceremony in Canberra on 26 January. Professor McCallum teaches labour law and litigation law at the University of Sydney. He is the first totally blind person to have been appointed to a full […]

January 31, 2011

2011 Australia Day Honours List

A number of Copyright Agency members were recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and Member of the Order of Australia (AM) awards announced by the Governor General in Canberra on 26 January. We extend our congratulations to the members below and commend them on their achievements. Medal (OAM) of the Order of […]

December 16, 2010

Convergence Review Draft Terms of Reference

On 14 December 2010, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy released a draft Terms of Reference for a Convergence Review to be held in 2011. What is ‘convergence’? Over the past 15 years, there has been a range of technological developments in telecommunications, radio, television and the internet. Although […]

December 15, 2010

Members Win at Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

The Copyright Agency extends congratulations to members Bill Condon and Lorraine Marwood who received awards in the young adult fiction and the children’s fiction categories. Bill Condon, a longstanding Copyright Agency member, won for his work Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God. Judges commented on the work saying that it is a ‘poignant, funny […]

December 7, 2010

Tribute to the Man behind Mr Squiggle

Well known Australian illustrator and Copyright Agency member Norman Hetherington has passed away on 6 December 2010, aged 89. Norman was the man behind Australia’s longest-running Children’s television series, Mr Squiggle, and the character of the same name that appeared on the show. Norman was on air for just over 40 years from July 1959 […]

Image Credit: Left to right: Authors Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Bri Lee, Enza Gandolfo, Fiona Wright, and Stephanie Bishop. Photo: Elle Green.

Image Credit: Left to right: Publisher Fellows Alexandra Payne, Nathan Hollier, Bronwyn Mehan, and Louise Cornegé.

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