September 12, 2018

Feeling stressed? Pick up a book during the Australian Reading Hour

It comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for you, but did you know that reading can reduce stress more quickly than having a cup of tea? According to a study from the University of Sussex 1, reading can reduce stress by as much as 68% and it works faster than other […]

August 23, 2017

Open Letter from 25 Teacher Associations supports copyright

Teacher Associations representing more than 200,000 teachers and/or schools around the country have signed the following Open Letter to oppose the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on copyright in Australia because it will affect their ability to create high quality resources for teachers.  OPEN LETTER TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF AUSTRALIAN CREATORS TO OPPOSE PRODUCTIVITY […]

Writer Rosie Scott

May 10, 2017

Remembering Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott was a critically-acclaimed writer, a passionate human rights activist, a creative writing mentor, a wife, mother and grandmother. Born in 1948 in Wellington, New Zealand, her childhood was spent freely roaming the crashing, wild ‘edge of the world’ with her siblings. She began writing as a child, her curiosity and imagination likely inspired […]

December 13, 2016

The celebrated Georgia Blain and Anne Deveson have passed away

Georgia Blain, author of Births Deaths Marriages, and her mother Anne Deveson, who penned Tell Me I’m Here, have sadly passed away within days of each other. Georgia was diagnosed with brain cancer at the end of last year and had been recording her life with illness in a column in the Saturday Paper called […]

September 14, 2015

Our culture will pay for loss of rights, says Turow

American best-selling author and former President of the US Authors’ Guild, Scott Turow, addressed the Australian Society of Authors’ Congress recently. He urged authors to stand united to retain their rights and for readers to back them through buying their books. Read this edited version of his engaging and informative speech, which was published in […]

September 11, 2015

Best-selling author Scott Turow visits Australia

US author and lawyer Scott Turow, who is known as a champion of authors’ rights and whose books have sold more than 30 million copies, is in Australia to speak at the Australian Society of Authors’ Congress in Sydney tomorrow evening and then in Canberra on Monday. Turow’s ASA keynote, Under Siege in the Digital […]

August 24, 2015

Literary industry welcomes abolition of GST threshold on offshore books

Australia’s book industry: authors, publishers, booksellers and rights managers have welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to reduce the Low Value Threshold on offshore purchases to zero from 1 July 2017. The Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, the Copyright Agency and the Australian Council of Small Business called for […]

July 27, 2015

Literary industry wants zero GST threshold on offshore book purchases

Australia’s book industry: authors, publishers, booksellers and rights managers are calling on the Federal and State Governments to reduce the Low Value Threshold on offshore purchases to zero. The Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, the Copyright Agency and the Australian Council of Small Business back suggested changes to […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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