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Reading Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of Andrew McGahan, the Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning author of The White Earth. He was born in Dalby, Queensland, but lived and worked mostly in Brisbane. His first novel Praise (1992) was winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award. His second novel was the prequel 1988 (1995), and his third novel Last Drinks (2000) was […]

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The Copyright Agency is offering a $15,000 Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy to support an experienced teacher in undertaking professional skills development. This is an exciting career-enhancing opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge through a research project, which may be undertaken overseas. The deadline for applications is 1pm EST on […]

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The Copyright Agency has today announced the first-ever Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy worth $15,000. The announcement was made at the premier English and literacy teachers’ conference in Perth, the AATE/ALEA National conference, sponsored by Copyright Agency. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “It is incredibly important we support the professional […]

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More than 40 students and staff members from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney have shared the books that mean the most to them in videos to support the Copyright Agency’s This Book Changed My Life social media campaign. The social media campaign, created by the Copyright Agency highlights the important role that copyright plays in […]

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We are thrilled that well-loved children’s writer, and Reading Australia author, Morris Gleitzman will be the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–19. He will dedicate the next two years to advocating for the importance of ‘stories and everything stories can offer.’ He is the author of the award-winning novel, Once (2005), which has Reading Australia […]

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We are pleased to announce that in 2018 we will be publishing 20 new resources to support teachers in teaching Australian texts. As reported last year, this will be in addition to 8 secondary-level resources for texts by Indigenous authors and illustrators, that will be published this year in partnership with Magabala Books. The texts […]

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In 2018 Reading Australia will publish eight new resources for secondary teachers to assist in teaching books by Indigenous authors and illustrators, in partnership with Magabala Books. This follows the success of Reading Australia’s previous collaboration with Magabala Books in which 15 resources for primary school teachers were developed and published. Magabala Books is a publishing house […]

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The online hub for teachers, Reading Australia, has decided to add Ellen Van Neerven’s award-winning short story collection, Heat and Light, to the Reading Australia book list. More importantly, the Reading Australia Selection Committee agreed to create teacher resources for the book, so that it could be taught in classrooms around the country and enjoyed […]

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Call for English teachers Are you an English teacher? Are you interested in sharing your views about teaching English? Contribute to important national research by completing a short survey about your experience as an English teacher for the Investigating Literary Knowledge in the Making of English Teachers project. The researchers are interested in learning how […]

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Magabala Books, Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publisher, is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month. Reading Australia is proud to have partnered with Magabala to create teaching resources for books by Indigenous creators. Click here or on the thumbnail below to access the full feature on Magabala in the Weekend Australian by Rosemarie Milsom.           […]

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