Nardi Simpson has been selected as the 2022 Copyright Agency-University of Technology Sydney New Writer in Residence; and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has received three-year funding from the Copyright Agency for its Picture Book and Illustrator Awards, which are set to open to Aotearoa New Zealand entrants for the first time. The federal government has announced an additional $20 million to ‘phase down’ the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand Fund in its 2022–23 budget, and the Australia Society of Authors has launched a new non-profit law firm to provide low-cost legal advice to its members.
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