Cooperation between copyright owners, libraries and educational institutions has a sensible draft bill to the point where it is ready to go to Parliament.
Ron Cerabona Literary news and events in Canberra.
Louise Schwartzkoff As the world prepares to celebrate the centenary of Roal Dahl's birth, the life of one of the world's greatest storytellers proves to be full of intrigue and untruth.
Susan Wyndham For those of us who were working adults and parents, even teenagers or children, the 1980s still seem like yesterday. To have those years treated as the past makes us feel old.
Susan Wyndham On the morning I meet the artist and writer Kim Mahood, she has driven her ute nonstop for 1000 kilometres on her way home to Canberra from the Tanami Desert in Western Australia, a journey she has made back and forth across the continent for more than 20 years with the compulsion of a migrating bird.
Karen Hardy When Australian thriller writer LA (Louise) Larkin heard of a British expedition to Antarctica where a team of scientists were planning to drill 3km down into a subglacial lake that had been isolated for half a million years, the first question she asked herself was what if.
Linda Morris In a bumper year for quality children's fiction, the Children's Book Council of Australia awards has named Australia's best.
Linda Morris Briohny Doyle imagines a world adapting to climate change for her debut novel, a book 10 years in the writing.
Karen Hardy Candice Fox cornered best-selling author James Patterson at a cocktail party and next thing she knew they were writing a book.
Iain Reid is the Canadian author of two critically acclaimed memoirs, One Bird's Choice and The Truth About Luck (named by Canada's Globe and Mail as one of the best books of 2013). His new thriller, I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Text Publishing), follows a young couple who take an unexpected detour on a road trip. Reid recently received the 2015 RBC Taylor Emerging Author award. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
POLICE are searching for a man after a carjacking in St Clair.
A MT DRUITT TAFE student will be competing at the annual WorldSkills competition.
JERSEY Day will be next Friday to promote the importance of organ donation.
A NURSE is sharing her own cancer story to help encourage women to schedule regular screenings.
Penrith Council says growing population and economic investment will provide more jobs close to home.
ROOTY HILL High School are showcasing works from their annual exhibit 'Art on the Hill'.
A LOVING canine companion is searching for a new home but she needs a little extra care.