Fight to save the NSW School Magazine

If you went to school in New South Wales during the last 95 years, you will be familiar with THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE. It is the world’s oldest literary magazine for children and is published without fuss by a small, dedicated and skilled staff who are part of the NSW Department of Education and Training. There…

SCHOOL LIBRARIANS OF THE WORLD converge on Brisbane

Ever heard of the SLAQ/IASL? No? Neither had I before getting involved in the Australian school librarians’ push to get better conditions in school libraries, and then the Government inquiry into the issue. Last week, Brisbane was the lucky Australian city to host the School Library Association of Queensland Biennial Conference and the 39th International…

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Last year, Australian children’s authors joined many other Australian book-lovers to fight against the proposed lifting of Restrictions against Parallel Importation of books into this country. That fight was successful. But now, there is another threat to Australian children’s books. And this is worse – because it comes from within and it is insidious. Children’s…