What a happy new year! Changes to Australian copyright law taking effect from 1 January 2019 (Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and other Measures) Act 2017) mean at last we have new material entering the public domain. A key change is that unpublished materials such as diaries, letters and shipping manifests will be subject to the same copyright term as their published counterparts, and orphan works have been given a term of 70 years.
Wikimedia Australia looks forward to working with GLAM partners and copyright organisations through the year to maximise awareness and use of these resources.
Wiki Loves Monuments Australian finalists
Congratulations to the Australian finalists for Wiki Loves Monuments 2018. As well as some amazing photographs, participation in Wiki Loves Monuments provided an impetus for updating data from local heritage registers in Wikidata.
Thanks to everyone involved in contributing photographs, data, judging and to Gnangarra for coordinating WLM.