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The Australia-ASEAN Council 2023-24 grants round is now open for applications. The round will close at 11.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday 17 December 2023. The grants program aims to build people-to-people, institutional and business connections between Australia and Southeast Asia.
The Albanese government is set to create a copyright and AI reference group to help protect the creative, media and technology sectors (amongst others) from potential AI threats.
The Albanese Labor Government welcomes today’s return of 14 First Nations ancestors from The Smithsonian’s, National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Seven ancestors will be returned to their respective Traditional Custodians from the Ngarrindjeri (South Australia), Eastern Maar (Victoria) and Yawuru (Western Australia) communities.
Professional associations covering artists, authors and publishers have hit out at calls by big tech firms for Australia to water down its copyright law, and to allow for cheap or free access to protected works and data. They have also warned against Australia ceding too much power to international regulators on copyright, a scenario that big tech is promoting.
Creative Australia has today published two important new research reports on creativity and wellbeing. The first shows that Australians overwhelmingly recognise the role of the arts in supporting health and wellbeing and the second explores how we can best support creative practitioners to make these vital contributions.
The Federal Government has entered a new phase of consultation with stakeholders in regard to streaming regulation, narrowing the options down to a revenue or expenditure-based model in what Screen Producers Australia (SPA) says is a “significant step”.