Owning it : a creative’s guide to copyright, contracts and the law (book)


Author: Sharon Givoni Not a legal book in the usual sense, renowned Australian intellectual property lawyer Sharon Givoni explains in ‘plain English’ how the law applies to creative industries. Packed with real-life case studies and user-friendly flowcharts and tables that simplify Australian legal terms, processes and procedures, Owning It demystifies law for creatives. This guide … Read more

What’s yours is mine : against the sharing economy (book)


Author: Tom Slee The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the “old order”–And they’ve succeeded in effecting the “biggest change in the American workforce in over a century,” according to former Secretary … Read more

Trespass Posts

Entrance to old Cumbooqueepa the residence of Thomas Blacket Stephens South Brisbane ca. 1872. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg  20289

Guest blogger: Bill Kitson – Retired museum curator and co-author of Surveying Queensland 1839-1945 : a pictorial history It has been said and words have been written, that the boundary posts erected on the Town Boundary of Brisbane in 1852 were placed there to inform the Aboriginal people and the police that ‘no Aboriginal person was … Read more

Digital disruption: STEM graduates and more regulation not the answer

“A complacent government could easily adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the effects of technology on our economy, but a report from the Productivity Commission advocates what governments need to do to confront digital disruption – get out of its way. Nobody would mistake the Productivity Commission program for that of a central planner – … Read more

SLQ acquires the last interviews of iconic TV chef Bernard King

Bernard King

“I became somebody and the whole nation accepted me for what I was. Fashion conscious. Stylish. Demanding. The whole nation coped!” – Bernard King State Library of Queensland is pleased to announce the acquisition of celebrity TV chef Bernard King’s final recorded interviews for our oral history collection. Bernard King was a star of Australian … Read more

Crowd funding : how to raise money and make money in the crowd (book)


Author: Modwenna Rees-Mogg Financial expert Modwenna Rees-Mogg describes these methods of raising finance and helps you to choose the right route for you. Comprehensive and accessible, it explores every aspect of this exciting new topic including: the different types of crowd funding, what the crowd likes to fund, how to persuade the crowd to invest … Read more