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Get Reading! defunded 

14 May 2014

The Federal Government has announced its decision to cease funding of the Get Reading! program in the 2014-15 Budget.  ‘The Government will achieve savings of $6.4 million over four years...

In brief 

26 March 2014

NSLA develops new position statement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library servicesThe Indigenous project group of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) has released a new position statement for...

International Library News 

10 February 2014

HarperCollins makes ebook catalogue available to UK librariesHarperCollins UK will make over 5000 ebook titles available for library and school lending for the first time in the UK via OverDrive’s digital...

Decision on GST threshold pushed to March 2014 

28 November 2013

The decision to collect GST from overseas suppliers for online purchases below $1000 has been pushed back until March 2014, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. As previously reported by Books+Publishing,...

New Arts, Industry and Small Business ministers announced 

17 September 2013

The recently elected Federal Coalition Government has unveiled its first ministry, including new ministers for the Arts, Industry and Small Business portfolios. George Brandis has been appointed Minister for the Arts, as...

In brief 

4 September 2013

Political parties repond to ALIA’s ‘Library and Information Agenda’ Australia’s political parties have responded to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)’s ‘Library and Information Agenda’. The Coalition provided a...

ALIA launches federal election advocacy campaign 

23 July 2013

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) will be lobbying all candidates for the forthcoming federal election to endorse its ‘Library and Information Agenda’, which was released earlier this month. The...

International Library News 

16 July 2013

UK PLR extension for ebooks, audiobooks confirmed The UK government will extend its Public Lending Rights (PLR) scheme to include ebooks and audiobooks borrowed onsite at public libraries, reports the...

In brief 

3 July 2013

Melton Library becomes first Australian library to receive Green Star rating The new Melton Library and Learning Hub in Victoria has been awarded a Green Star rating from the Green...

SLSA receives funding boost in state budget 

12 June 2013

The State Library of South Australia (SLSA) will share in an additional $18.2 million earmarked for the state’s major cultural institutions over the next four years. The South Australian Government...