In July 2015, acclaimed Australian author David Malouf officially launched Copyright Agency's new online resource, Reading Australia.
'Reading Australia provides us with an opportunity to deeply explore our own culture,' Malouf said. 'Its growing list of Australian books, and accompanying teaching resources, is generous, open and rich, both as a record of the continent's uniqueness, and of the life that has been lived there by Indigenous peoples, the settlers, and many waves of migrants, over more than two centuries, from all over the globe.'
Reading Australia is a resource dedicated to over 200 of Australia's greatest texts - be they novels, plays, poems, essays and works of non-fiction. The list was composed by the Australian Society of Authors, and Copyright Agency will be regularly adding to it. The resource is designed primarily for use in Australian schools and universities.
Read an extract of David Malouf's insightful speech, which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 9 July 2015.