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10 May 2017

Budget confirms return of Catalyst funding to OzCo

The 2017-18 federal budget has confirmed the return of Catalyst funding to the Australia Council, first announced in March this year. The budget papers show that the government is directing... Read more

Federal government extends $20,000 tax write-off for small business

The federal government will extend its $20,000 ‘instant’ tax deduction threshold for small businesses for another 12 months. The scheme, which was first introduced in the 2015 federal budget, allows... Read more
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EWF 2017 program launched

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced its full 2017 program, which runs from 14-23 June in venues across Melbourne’s CBD, Footscray and Dandenong. The festival will open with ‘an... Read more

ASA conducting pay-rate survey; plans to update ‘rates schedules’ x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is conducting a survey of pay rates for writers and illustrators ‘as a first step towards updating the rates schedules’. The ASA said in... Read more
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PRH acquires ‘subversive’ boarding school YA debut

Penguin Random House Australia has acquired the rights to Margot McGovern’s contemporary YA debut Neverland. Random House Young Readers publisher Zoe Walton acquired ANZ rights and English-language rights in Asia via Jacinta... Read more


Spufford wins 2017 Ondaatje Prize

Francis Spufford’s debut novel Golden Hill (Faber) has won the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize in the UK. The annual £10,000 (A$17,630) prize is awarded for ‘a distinguished work... Read more
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