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We mourn the passing of the driving force behind Reading Australia, Brian Johns AO. Brian saw the potential of the internet and sought to use it to address concerns about a scarcity of Australian titles being taught in schools and universities. As Chair of the Copyright Agency Board and Cultural Fund Committee, he ensured sufficient […]

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Tell us about yourself! I’m a lawyer who started work at Copyright Agency 13 years ago focusing on copyright policy and advocating for laws and conditions that will support Australia’s authors and publishers – especially in the digital marketplace. In 2009 I was appointed the Manager of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund which allocates around […]

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Tell us about yourself I am the Education and Marketing Manager at HarperCollins Publishers, I manage our education list, conduct research, liaise with teachers and educational organisations and look after the marketing of education titles across the business. I completed a Master’s in Education focusing in learning and development. My area of interest is middle […]

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Tell us about yourself! Hello! I’m the Head of Digital Education at the ABC where I work with a very talented team to bring audiences ABC Splash – an education service that creates resources for Australian teachers and students. What has been your involvement with Reading Australia? In partnership with Reading Australia, we created a […]

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Q&A with Phil Page

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Tell us about yourself! Since 2010 I have been the AATE (Australian Association for the Teaching of English) Treasurer; I also undertake the same role for my local Tasmanian association (TATE) of which I am a Life Member. Participating actively in my professional teaching associations since 1980, and a now retired English teacher and high […]

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Tell us about yourself! I am a writer of fiction for children and young adults. What has been your involvement with Reading Australia? I was a Board Director of Copyright Agency, representing the Australian Society of Authors, when the idea of Reading Australia was put forward by the director and former chair, Brian Johns. I […]

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Q&A with Wendy Bean

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What has been your involvement with Reading Australia? I first became aware of Reading Australia working as a consultant in schools.  I was excited about the goal of celebrating our Australian authors and illustrators. As the titles have been added I know the teachers I work with have been thrilled to explore this resource. Later […]

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New Primary Titles 2015

We have been busy adding new titles to the Reading Australia list, along with useful new lesson plans for classroom teachers, and fascinating essays of real interest to secondary/tertiary teachers and avid readers too. We have expanded our Children’s Books category by adding 31 new books to the site. The first 10 titles on this list have been selected to be accompanied by helpful […]

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Reading Australia Facebook Launch

Facebook launch for Reading Australia! We want to keep you informed on all the latest from the wonderful world of Australian books, authors and illustrators, along with advising you about new literacy initiatives and conferences. Plus we’ll let you know when new teacher resources, essays and book titles are added to our website. We’re also […]

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ABC Splash Interviews

ABC Splash author interviews with Reading Australia ABC Splash author interviews are commencing. The Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia initiative has collaborated with ABC’s ‘Splash’ online education portal, to present interviews with ten of the best Australian writers and illustrators who feature in Reading Australia’s list. Designed by the Reading Australia team, the ABC Splash author interviews provide […]

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