December 15, 2023

10 years of Reading Australia: Anniversary year in review

Each year the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund allocates around $100,000 to the Reading Australia initiative, which supports the teaching and reading of Australian literature in schools. Originally launched in 2013, Reading Australia celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with more than 280 freely available teaching resources from Foundation to Senior Secondary. Reading Australia now has […]

July 4, 2023

Copyright Agency announces Bridget Forster as the 2023 Reading Australia Fellow

Bridget Forster, a Victorian teacher with more than 20 years of experience, is the 2023 Reading Australia Fellow for Teachers of English and Literacy and teacher librarians. Bridget is the Head of Kerferd Library and VCE Literature Teacher at Mentone Girls Grammar. The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and/or literacy teacher […]

August 29, 2022

Celebrating 40 years of Tim Winton’s books

Tim Winton is one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed authors, selling more than two million copies of his 29 books over a 40-year publishing career. To celebrate this milestone, 18 of his titles are being re-released with brand new covers, giving his wide-ranging backlist a bold and cohesive new look.

August 29, 2022

The timeless success of ‘My Place’

The annual My Place Competition for creative writing – jointly presented by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), ABC Education and Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia – was inspired by the acclaimed ABC television series of the same name. It tells the story of one Australian community through the eyes of the children who live there, starting in 2008 and going back decade by decade to before colonisation.

July 11, 2022

Reading Australia Fellowship for 2022 is Awarded to Jantiena Batt

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund today announced Jantiena Batt, a deputy principal from the ACT, as this year’s Reading Australia Fellow for Teachers of English and Literacy. The Fellowship was announced during the AATE/ALEA National Conference in Darwin on 9 July by the Copyright Agency’s Head of the Cultural Fund & Reading Australia, Nicola Evans, […]

June 27, 2022

Hearts, Minds, Stories: Landscapes of Learning

Having been impacted by COVID-19 for the last two years, Reading Australia is looking forward to attending this year’s joint Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) National Conference in Darwin (7–10 July). Come and visit the Reading Australia Booth (#17) in the exhibition hall to find out […]

March 21, 2022

Celebrate Poetry

World Poetry Day, which falls on 21 March, celebrates the humble poem – whether read, written or spoken – as a unique and powerful mode of expression. Poetry has the power to capture and transform audiences in many different ways through the imaginative use of words and language, phonetics, punctuation, design and more. This World […]

November 8, 2021

Combating aliteracy with Australian literature

Earlier this year the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund announced the Reading Australia Fellow for 2021: Edwina West from Oakhill College (NSW).