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POSITION VACANT: Member Services and Communications Manager


The AWG is seeking a motivated and committed full-time Member Services and Communications Manager to join its team. The successful applicant will report to the Group CEO, and will be responsible forensuring high-quality support services and communications for our members.

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Make it Australian responds to Government extending offsets to streaming services


The Morrison Government’s decision to extend tax offsets to streaming video services is another missed opportunity to require those platforms to invest in Australian content, say members of the Make It Australian campaig

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Matt Ford wins inaugural Hothouse Drama Program


Matt Ford (Love Child, House Husbands, Satisfaction) has been named as the winner of the inaugural Hothouse Drama Program established to cultivate original projects, generated by writers, for Australian television.

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Will writers be better off after the senate inquiry?


Our industry feels like it’s in a constant state of flux as the media landscape continues to change, with added ferocity over the last two decades as screening models make the leap from free-to-air television to online streaming services.

The Senate Inquiry into Australian Content and Broadcast, Radio and Streaming Services has sought to explore these changing times for the industry and come up with recommendations for its healthy future.

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EU Parliament passes Copyright Directive acknowledging rights of creators to proportionate remuneration


​The Australian Writers’ Guild and Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS) commend the European Parliament on their vote last week to adopt the EU Copyright Directive, a move that will see the rights of authors, artists and composers to receive proportionate remuneration for the use of their work defined under European copyright law

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