Australian literature is vital to our cultural and intellectual life and communicating Australian stories. We support the work of writers and celebrate their achievements.

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Lending Rights

Australian book publishers or creators—authors, compilers, editors, illustrators and translators—can be compensated for the loss of income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries.

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Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

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Copyright

Copyright provides legal protection for people who express ideas and information in certain forms.

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All Australians are encouraged to stop what they are doing today, pick up a book and read—for just one hour.
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Encouraging growth and development of Australian writing through the Lending Rights schemes.
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To mark World Poetry Day, we’re taking a look at the work of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Poetry winner.
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Hear insights about Australian literature at a special author event featuring 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Award winners.