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Department o f Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Public Lending Right Committee

Annual Report

1998-99

Ausinfo Canberra 1999

© Commonwealth of Australia 1999

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The Hon Peter McGauran MR Minister for the Arts and The Centenary of Federation Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Minister

In accordance with Section 19 of the Public Lending Right Act 1985, 1 am pleased to submit this report for 1998-99, the twelfth annual report by the Public Lending Right Committee since the Act came into effect.

The year 1998 marked the twenty fourth year since the introduction of Public Lending Right (PLR) in Australia. In May 1999 payments totalling $5.22 million were made to 8,127 eligible creators and publishers in respect of the 1998-99 financial year.

1998-99 was a very important year for the Committee because of the Evaluation of the Public Lending Right Scheme. Ms Lorraine Wilson, an Authors' Representative on the Committee, was a member of the Evaluation Steering Committee and provided valuable input to the meetings. The Committee was pleased to have the opportunity to provide you with its comments on the evaluation report in January 1999. In the Committee's view the report constitutes an excellent overview and evaluation of the PLR Scheme, and the report's

recommendations provide a sound basis for its future.

On behalf of the Committee I take the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution made by your Department, the libraries that assist in the annual surveys, and the many others involved in the operation of the PLR Scheme.

Yours sincerely

Warren Horton Chairman Public Lending Right Committee 20 September 1999

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Table of Contents

Letter from the Chairman iii

Objectives 1

Membership of the Committee 1

Administration of the Scheme 3

Operation of PLR 3

Claimants 4

Claims 4

Books 5

Library Survey 5

Payments 6

Program Expenses 6

Freedom of Information 7

AAT Appeal 7

APA Australian Book Fair 1999 7

PLR Evaluation 8

Appendices

1. PLR -100 Highest Scoring Books 1998-99_______________9

2. PLR -100 Highest Scoring Books in the PLR Database____ 11

3. Range of Payments by Number of Claimants for 1998-99___ 13

4. Range of Payments by Amount of Payment ($) for 1998-99 _ 14

5. Largest Payments to Creators 1998-99__________________ 15

6. Largest Payments to Publishers 1998-99________________ 16

Summary of Reporting Requirements_____________________ 17

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Public Lending Right

Objectives

Public Lending Right (PLR) is a scheme established by the Commonwealth Government to make payments to eligible creators and publishers in recognition that income is lost from the free multiple use of their books in public libraries, and to support the enrichment of Australian culture by encouraging the growth and development of Australian writing and

publishing. The Public Lending Right Act 1985 provides that the Minister may approve a scheme for and in relation to the making of payments to persons in respect of books, and modify the scheme. For the purposes of the Act, a Public Lending Right Committee is appointed by the Minister to administer the PLR Scheme. The current PLR Scheme was gazetted on

12 June 1997 and was modified to reflect the new rates of payments to eligible claimants on 10 April 1999.

Membership of the PLR Committee

During 1998-99 membership of the Committee was as follows:

Chair Mr Warren Horton (ACT) Appointed 26.9.91 for a four-year term. Re-appointed 29.9.95 for a four-year term. Authors' Representatives

Ms Lorraine Wilson (VIC) Appointed 21.3.95 for a two-year term. Re-appointed 9.5.97 for a two-year term. Re-appointed 22.6.99 for a two-year term.

Mr Christopher Koch (NSW) Appointed 18.9.97 for a four-year term.

Publishers' Representative Ms Jane Covemton (SA) Appointed 28.11.96 for a two-year term. Re-appointed 10.12.98 for a two-year term.

Libraries' Representative Mrs Janet Thorp (TAS) Appointed 9.5.97 for a four-year term.

Nominated by the Attorney-General Ms Helen Daniels (ACT) Appointed 8.11.90 for an indefinite period.

Nominated by the Director-General of the National Library of Australia Ms Pam Gatenby (ACT) Appointed 16.8.96 for an indefinite period.

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Warren Horton

Lorraine Wilson

Jane Covernton

Helen Daniels

Christopher Koch

Pam Gatenby

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Administration of the Scheme

Under the Public Lending Right Act 1985, the responsibility for the scheme resides with the PLR Committee. The day-to-day operation of the scheme is undertaken by the Arts Branch of the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts under delegation from the Committee.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provided consultancy services for work related to the library survey.

The Committee wishes to again record its appreciation for the level of support provided by the Department.

Operation of PLR

Australian creators and publishers submit claims for their books annually to the Department to process and assess. PLR payments to eligible creators and publishers are determined by the number of copies of their books that are held in public lending libraries in Australia. This information is obtained

from an annual survey of the book stock of public lending libraries. If the survey results indicate that 50 or more copies of an eligible book are held in public libraries across Australia, a payment may be made. Books are surveyed annually for three consecutive financial years following their year of publication. If, in the third year, a book is still held in sufficient numbers in public lending libraries, it will be resurveyed once every three years. Books

scoring less than 50 copies in the third or subsequent surveys are dropped from the survey cycle.

• Eligible creators must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia. • Eligible creators (maximum of 5 per book) may include authors, editors, illustrators, translators or compilers. • Eligible publishers may include publishers whose business consists

wholly or substantially of the publication of books and who regularly publish in Australia; self-publishing creators; and non-profit organisations that publish to further their aims and objectives.

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Claimants

The number of new claimants registered for the 1998-99 Program was 1,017. Table 1 illustrates the number of new claimants registered by Program year.

Table 1. Number of New Claimants Registered by Program Year

YEAR

NUMBER OF CLAIMANTS

YEAR NUMBER OF CLAIMANTS

84-85 *5,441 92-93 1,092

85-86 417 93-94 1,098

86-87 426 94-95 977

87-88 501 95-96 1,668

88-89 783 96-97 1,150

89-90 826 97-98 1,050

90-91 689 98-99 1,017

91-92 866

* This number represents the total number of claimants in the database in 1985, when the first automated PLR system was implemented. Prior to 1985 the PLR scheme operated with a manual system.

Claims

The number of new claims registered for the 1998-99 Program was 7,354. Table 2 illustrates the number of new claims registered by Program year.

Table 2. Number of New Claims Registered by Program Year

{YEAR CREATORS PUBLISHERS TOTAL

I 84-85... 16,473 14,410 *30,883

85-86 1,210 1,162 2,372

86-87 1,391 1,134 2,525

87-88 1,478 1,251 2,729

88-89 2,153 1,509 3,662

89-90 2,330 1,351 3,681

90-91 2,027 1,580 3,607

91-92 3,061 1,853 4,914

92-93 2,294 1,717 4,011

93-94 2,893 1,846 4,739

94-95 2,790 1,873 4,663

95-96 3,338 2,448 5,786

96-97 3,453 2,302 5,755

97-98 3,594 2,527 6,121

98-99 3,923 3,431 7,354

* This number represents the total number of claims in the database in 1985, when the first automated PLR system was implemented. Prior to 1985 the PLR scheme operated with a manual system.

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Books

The number of new books registered for the 1998-99 Program was 2,993. Table 3 illustrates the number of new books registered by Program year.

Table 3. Number of New Books Registered by Program year

YEAR NUMBER OF BOOKS 84-85 *20,851

85-86 1,632

86-87 1,636

87-88 1,646

88-89 1,731

89-90 2,100

90-91 1,973

91-92 2,835

92-93 2,228

93-94 2,146

94-95 2,331

95-96 2,954

96-97 3,105

97-98 3,039

98-99 2,993

* This number represents the total number of books in the database in 1985, when the first automated PLR system was implemented. Prior to 1985 the PLR scheme operated with a manual system.

Library Survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has designed sampling and survey procedures for the collection of data on public library book stocks and subsequent estimation of copies held for payment purposes. The total book stock of Australian public libraries registered in the PLR database for

1997 was 30,937,193.

The PLR library survey was conducted manually, using a printed list of titles comprising brief catalogue records. Participating libraries check this list against their holdings and indicate how many copies of each book they hold.

Fifty-two libraries with more than 15,000 books in their collections were selected by ABS for the 1998-99 Program. The 52 libraries and library systems surveyed accounted for 47.9% of the total book stock of Australian

public libraries. They included union catalogue holdings of public libraries administered by 4 State/Territory governments, 13 large regional library

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systems and 35 individual libraries with book stock figures ranging from 26,301 to 2,298,816. All states and mainland territories were represented.

Appendix 1 lists the 100 highest scoring books for the 1998-99 PLR program. Appendix 2 lists the 100 highest scoring books in the PLR database.

Payments

The PLR Committee recommended to the Minister an increase in the PLR payment rate in line with the cost of living increase for the year ending 31 December 1998. The rate of payment was approved by the Minister on 10 April 1999. For the 1998-99 PLR Program the rate per copy of each eligible book was $1.23 for creators and 30.75 cents for publishers compared with $1,207 and 30.175 cents in 1997-98.

The Committee approved annual payments of $5,220,325.82 for 1998-99, to be distributed to 8,127 claimants (7,836 creators (3,411 females and 4,425 males) and 291 publishers). Payments for the 1998-99 Program were made in May 1999.

Appendix 3 lists the range of payments by number of claimants for 1998-99. Appendix 4 lists the range of payments by amount of payment for 1998-99. Appendix 5 lists the largest payments to creators for 1998-99. Appendix 6 lists the largest payments to publishers for 1998-99.

Program Expenses

The following administrative/operational costs are met from the annual allocation to PLR:

• Production and distribution of the Checklist of Titles (annual survey of public library holdings), • Payments to libraries for participation in the annual survey, • Processing of library survey data, • Production and distribution of Claimant Advice letters, • Committee costs (fares, fees and allowances), • Computer costs (software support and development, supplies), • Advertising/Promotion.

Salaries of Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts officers who work primarily on the PLR Scheme are met from Departmental running costs.

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Table 4. PLR Expenditure for the 1998-99 Program*

ITEM AMOUNT ($)

Annual payments approved 5,220,326

Adjusting/deferred payments made for previous programs

2,056

Administration/operational costs 199,836

Previous program commitments 1,412

TOTAL 5,423,630

* This information has not been subject to an audit Audit details concerning the financial and staffing matters relating to the administration of the PLR scheme are published in the Annual Report of the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

Freedom of Information

During the 1998-99 financial year no requests were received pursuant to the Freedom o f Information Act 1982.

AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal) Appeal

The PLR Committee had one application made to the AAT for review of a decision to determine the eligibility of an applicant as a co-creator of several books. The AAT found in favour of the applicant.

APA (Australian Publishers Association) Australian Book Fair 1999

In June 1999, PLR was one of 130 exhibitors at the APA Australian Book Fair 1999 which was held in Sydney, taking advantage of the opportunity to raise the level of awareness about the Scheme. The Book Fair is a major initiative of the publishing industry and attendance increased by 7.8% from the previous year.

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Appendix 1. PLR -100 Highest Scoring Books 1998-99

This table represents the 100 highest scoring books from the results of the survey of books held in public lending libraries for the 1998-99 PLR program.

AUTHOR T O P ................... _ ............: - j

1 Courtenay, Bryce The Potato factory: a novel

2 Jennings, Paul Unmentionable!: more amazing stories

3 Jennings, Paul Uncanny!: even more surprising stories

4 Jennings, Paul Unreal! Eight surprising stories

5 Henderson, Sara The Strength in us all

6 Jennings, Paul Undone!: more mad endings

7 Jennings, Paul Unbearable: more bizarre stories

8 Jennings, Paul Round the twist

9 Facey, A. B. A fortunate life

10 Jennings, Paul The Paw thing

11 Jennings, Paul Quirky tails : more oddball stories

12 Jennings, Paul The Gizmo

13 Jennings, Paul Unbelievable! More surprising stories 14 McCullough, Colleen The Ladies of Missalonghi 15 Jennings, Paul The Cabbage patch fib

16 McCullough, Colleen The First man in Rome 17 Henderson, Sara From strength to strength : an autobiography 18 Crew, Gary Strange objects : a novel

19 McCullough, Colleen An indecent obsession 20 Jennings, Paul Uncovered!: weird weird stories

21 Base, Graeme The Eleventh hour: a curious mystery

22 Winton, Tim The Riders

23 Baker, Jeannie Window

24 Morgan, Sally My place

25 Gleitzman, Morris Blabber mouth

26 Jennings, Paul Grandad's gifts

27 Jennings, Paul The Cabbage patch war

28 Moloney, James Dougy

29 Bruce, Jill B. Flags and emblems of Australia

30 Fox, Mem Possum magic .

31 Gleitzman, Morris Misery guts

32 McLean, Janet Dog tales

33 Jennings, Paul Duck for cover

34 Turner, Ethel Seven little Australians

35 Courtenay, Bryce April Fool's D a y : a modem tragedy 36 W est Morris Masterclass

37 Nicholson, John Gold!: the fascinating story of gold in Australia 38 Rodda, Emily Rowan of Rin

39 Baillie, Allan Rebel!

40 Rubinstein, Gillian The Giant1 s tooth 41 Baker, Jeannie The Story of Rosy Dock

42 Cleary, Jon Bleak spring

43 Binchy, Maeve This year it will be different

44 Henderson, Sara Some of my friends have tails

45 Crew, Gary Angel's gate

46 Macdonald, Caroline The Lake at the end of the world 47 Prior, Natalie Jane The Paw

48 Crew, Gary First light

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49 Honey, Elizabeth Not a nibble!

150 Clement, Rod Just another ordinary day

51 Cleary, Jon Endpeace

f 52 Graham, Bob Queenie the bantam

53 Wild, Margaret The Midnight gang

54 Clement, Rod Grandad’s teeth

55 Walker, Kate Our excursion

56 Courtenay, Bryce The Power of one

57 Keneally, Thomas A river town

58 Marsden, John Letters from the inside

59 Cleary, Jon Winter chill

60 Legge, David Bamboozled

61 Rubinstein, Gillian Sharon, keep your hair on

62 Keneally, Thomas Schindler's ark

63 Mullins, Patricia V for vanishing : a book of endangered animals

64 Marsden, John The Dead of the night

65 Klein, Robin Seeing things

66 Lohse, Wendy Is it true, Grandfather?

67 Rubinstein, Gillian Foxspell

68 Marsden, John Darkness, be my friend

69 Dubosarsky, Ursula The Last week in December

70 Marsden, John The Third day, the frost

71 Carey, Peter Oscar and Lucinda

72 Llewellyn-Jones, Derek Everywoman : a gynaecological guide for life 73 West, Moms The Lovers

74 Gleitzman, Morris Two weeks with the Queen

75 Wild, Margaret Toby

76 Baillie, Allan DragonQuest

77 Keneally, Thomas Towards Asmara

78 Crew, Garry The Watertower

78 Cato, Nancy Marigold

80 McLean, Janet Josh

81 Rodda, Emily Rowan : and the keeper of the crystal

82 Rubinstein, Gillian Galax-Arena

83 Oliver, Narelle The Best beak in Boonaroo Bay

84 Jennings, Paul Sink the Gizmo

85 West, Morris Lazarus

86 Moloney, James A bridge to Wiseman's Cove

87 Orr, Wendy Peeling the onion

88 Marsden, John Burning for revenge

89 Wild, Margaret J3ld pig

90 Gleitzman, Morris Sticky beak

91 Gleitzman, Morris Puppy fat

92 Steele, Mary Featherbys

93 Jennings, Paul The Gizmo again

94 Meeks, Arone Raymond Enora and the black crane 95 McCullough, Colleen Fortune's favourites 96 Klein, Robin The Listmaker

97 Rodda, Emily Power and glory

98 Mattingley, Christobel The Race

99 Zamorano, Ana Let's eat!

100 Keneally, Thomas The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith N.B. The inclusion of a title in this list does not imply that the author has submitted a claim.

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Appendix 2. PLR -100 Highest Scoring Books in the PLR Database

This table represents the 100 highest scoring books from the cumulated results of the annual survey of books held in public lending libraries conducted each year from 1974-75 to 1998-99.

AUTHOR t it l e ....

1 Courtenay, Bryce The Potato factory: a novel

2 Jennings, Paul Unbelievable! More surprising stories 3 McCullough, Colleen The Thom birds 4 Jennings, Paul Quirky tails : more oddball stories

5 Jennings, Paul Uncanny!: even more surprising stories 6 McCullough, Colleen An indecent obsession 7 Jennings, Paul Unmentionable!: more amazing stories 8 Base, Graeme The Eleventh hour: a curious mystery

9 Jennings, Paul Unreal! Eight surprising stories

10 Mardsen, John So much to tell you

11 Jennings, Paul The Paw thing

12 Henderson, Sara The Strength in us all

13 Jennings, Paul Undone!: more mad endings

14 Park, Ruth The Harp in the south

15 Jennings, Paul Unbearable: more bizarre stories

16 Jennings, Paul Round the twist

17 Base, Graeme Animalia

18 Facey, A B A fortunate life

19 Jennings, Paul Uncovered!: weird weird stories

20 Courtenay, Bryce The Power of one

21 Henderson, Sara From strength to strength : an autobiography 22 Gleitzman, Morris Blabber mouth

23 Park, Ruth Playing Beatie Bow

24 Jennings, Paul The Gizmo

25 McCullough, Colleen A Creed for the third millennium 26 McCullough, Colleen The Ladies of Missalonghi 27 Baker, Jeannie The Story of Rosy Dock

28 Morgan, Sally My place

29 Carey, Peter Oscar and Lucinda

30 Jennings, Paul The Cabbage patch fib

31 Jennings, Paul The Gizmo again

32. West, Morris Masterclass

33 Park, Ruth Missus

34 Keneally, Thomas Schindler’s ark

35 McCullough, Colleen The First man in Rome 36 Drury, Susan Bandits on horseback

37 Crew, Gary Strange objects: a novel

38 West, Morris Cassidy

39 Fox, Mem Possum magic

40 Klein, Robin Penny Pollard’s diary

41 Graham, Bob Crusher is coming!

42 Winton, Tim The Rriders

43 Lindsay, Joan Picnic at Hanging Rock

44 Baker, Jeannie Window

45 Jennings, Paul Round the twist: featuring Pink bow tie and Nails 46 Marsden, John Tomorrow, when the war began

47 Jennings, Paul Grandad’s gifts

48 Jennings, Paul The Cabbage patch war

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49 Wright, Peter Spycatcher, the candid autobiography of a senior 50 Courtenay, Bryce Tandia

51 Moloney, James Dougy

52 Bruce, Jill B Flags and emblems of Australia

53 Marshall, Alan I can jump puddles

54 Rodda, Emily Power and glory

55 Klein, Robin Penny Pollard’s letters

56 Gleitzman, Morris Misery guts

57 Whatley, Bruce Looking for crabs

58 Klein, Robin Came back to show you I could fly

59 Keneally, Thomas Towards Asmara

60 Baker, Jeannie Where the forest meets the sea

61 Graham, Bob Rose meets Mr Wintergarten

62 Cleary, Jon Dark summer

63 McLean, Janet Dog tales

64 Rubinstein, Gillian Skymaze

65 Cato, Nancy The Heart of the continent

66 Jennings, Paul Duck for cover

67 Turner, Ethel Seven little Australians

68 Klein, Robin Boss of the pool

69 Cleary, Jon Now and then, Amen

70 Wagner, Jenny John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat

71 Cleary, Jon Dragons at the party

72 Keneally, Thomas A family madness

73 Gleeson, Libby Where’s Mum?

74 Cleary, Jon Babylon south

75 Courtenay, Bryce April Fool's Day : a modem tragedy 76 Cato, Nancy All the rivers run

77 Nicholson, John Gold!: the fascinating story of gold in Australia 78 Cato, Nancy Marigold

79 Rodda, Emily Rowan of Rin

80 Baillie, Allan Rebel!

81 Rubinstein, Gillian The Giant’s tooth

82 Trezise, P J The Quinkins

83 Marchette, Melina Looking for Alibrandi 84 Cleary, Jon Bleak spring

85 Allen, Pamela Belinda

86 Binchey, Maeve This year it will be different

87 Henderson, Sara Some of my friends have tails

88 Crew, Gary Angel’s gate

89 Macdonald, Caroline The Lake at the end of the world 90 Legge, David Bamboozled

91 Anderson, Hugh Milk and dairy products

92 Prior, Natalie Jane The Paw

93 Park, Ruth A fence around the cuckoo

94 Rubinstein, Gillian Foxspell

95 Crew, Gary First light

96 Honey, Elizabeth Not a nibble!

97 Clement, Rod Just another ordinary day

98 Cleary, Jon Endpeace

99 Graham, Bob Queenie the bantam

100 Baillie, Allan DragonQuest

N.B. The inclusion of a title in this list does not imply that the author has submitted a claim.

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Appendix 3. Range of Payments by Number of Claimants for 1998-99

RANGE CREATORS PUBLISHERS TOTAL

$50 TO $99 1,639 92 1,731

$100 TO $199 2,273 53 2,326

$200 TO $299 1,139 23 1,162

$300 TO $399 647 15 662

$400 TO $499 433 10 443

$500 TO $599 292 12 304

$600 TO $699 194 6 200

$700 TO $799 189 8 197

$800 TO $899 133 2 135

$900 TO $999 93 8 101

$1,000 TO $1,999 426 18 444

$2,000 TO $2,999 145 6 151

$3,000 TO $3,999 69 2 71

$4,000 TO $4,999 47 4 51

$5,000 TO $5,999 28 7 35

$6,000 TO $6,999 23 1 24

$7,000 TO $7,999 11 2 13

$8,000 TO $8,999 10 4 14

$9,000 TO $9,999 7 3 10

$10,000 TO $10,999 9 1 10

$11,000 TO $11,999 3 1 4

$12,000 TO $12,999 2 0 2

$13,000 TO $13,999 5 0 5

$14,000 TO $14,999 1 0 1

$15,000 TO $15,999 4 0 4

$16,000 TO $16,999 1 0 1

$17,000 TO $17,999 2 0 2

$18,000 TO $18,999 1 0 1

$19,000 TO $19,999 2 1 3

$20,000 TO $24,999 2 2 4

$25,000 TO $29,999 4 1 5

$30,000 TO $39,999 1 3 4

$40,000 TO $49,999 1 2 3

$50,000 TO $59,999 0 2 2

$60,000 TO $69,999 0 0 0

$70,000 TO $79,999 0 0 0

$80,000 TO $89,999 0 0 0

$90,000 TO $99,999 0 0 0

$100,000 TO $109,999 0 1 1

$110,000 TO $119,999 0 0 0

$120,000 TO $129,999 0 1 1

ABOVE $130,000 0 0 0

TOTAL 7,836 291 9,127

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Appendix 4. Range of Payments by Amount of Payment ($) for 1998-99

[r a n g e $50 TO $99 $100 TO $199 [$200 TO $299

$300 TO $399 $400 TO $499 $500 TO $599 $600 TO $699 $700 TO $799 $800 TO $899 $900 TO $999 $1,000 TO $1,999 $2,000 TO $2,999 $3,000 TO $3,999 $4,000 TO $4,999 $5,000 TO $5,999 $6,000 TO $6,999 $7,000 TO $7,999 $8,000 TO $8,999 $9,000 TO $9,999 $10,000 TO $10,999 $11,000 TO $11,999 $12,000 TO $12,999 $13,000 TO $13,999 $14,000 TO $14,999 $15,000 TO $15,999 $16,000 TO $16,999 $17,000 TO $17,999 $18,000 TO $18,999 $19,000 TO $19,999 $20,000 TO $24,999 $25,000 TO $29,999 $30,000 TO $39,999 $40,000 TO $49,999 $50,000 TO $59,999 $60,000 TO $69,999 $70,000 TO $79,999 $80,000 TO $89,999 $90,000 TO $99,999 $100,000 TO $109,999 $110,000 TO $119,999 $120,000 TO $129,999 [ABOVE $130,000 [t o t a l ________

CREATORS PUBLISHERS TOTAL! 125,311.65 6,522.62 131,834.27 326,528.48 7,305.06 333,833.54 279,043.88 5,692.27 284,736.15 224,262.47 5,150.49 229,412.96

193,038.42 4,519.78 197,558.20 160,256.21 6,569.02 166,825.23 125,995.52 3,985.35 129,980.87 140,909.92 5,985.60 146,895.52 112,678.22 1,673.80 114,352.02

88,108.50 7,538.61 95,647.11

585,593.94 23,734.80 609,328.74 354,297.45 13,981.16 368,278.61 234,135.71 7,038.59 241,174.30 210,207.71 18,253.88 228,461.59

154,154.88 37,439.66 191,594.54 150,643.67 6,100.96 156,744.63 83,481.42 15,434.90 98,916.32 85,156.32 33,358.36 118,514.68

66,916.61 27,503.50 94,420.11 93,187.74 10,904.01 104,091.75 34,182.85 11,289,84 45,472.69 25,103.67 0 25,103.67

68,284.60 0 68,284.60

14,325.34 0 14,325.34

62,199.20 0 62,199.20

16,820.05 0 16,820.05

34,415.07 0 34,415.07

18,304.51 0 18,304.51

38,976.89 19,937.69 58,914.58 43,301.24 49,343.17 92,644.41 110,391.09 26,060.32 136,451.41 31,372.80 95,068.88 126,441.68

44,443.59 88,252.11 132,695.70 0 111,949.86 111,949.86 0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 104,888.61 104,888.61 0 0 o

0 128,813.30 128,813.301 0 0 o

4,336,029.62 884,296.20 5,220,325.82!

Grand Total: $5.220.325.82 paid to 8.127 claimants

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Appendix 5. Largest Payments to Creators 1998-99 (listed alphabetically)

Adam-Smith, P Jennings, PA

Allen, PK Jinks, CC

Astley, TBM Jolley, ME

Baillie, AS Kelleher, VM

Baker, J Keneally, TM

Ball, DY Kennedy, BJ

Barlow, APC Kennedy, DB

Base, GR Klein, W NR

Bates, DN Lee, MM

Blainey, GN Lester, AJ

Brennan, W R Malouf, D

Broome, EC Marsden, JL

Carey, PP Mattingley, CR

Carmody, IJ McClish, BL

Carroll, BM McNab, N

Caswell, BP McRobbie, DH

Cato, NF Mitchell, E

Chapman, G Moloney, JF

Chapman, JES Morrissey, D ^

Clark, MD Morrissey, D W

Clarke, EM Nicholson, JM

Cleary, JS Niland, RP

Clyne, D Odgers, SPF

Corns, PR Odijk, PA

Courtenay, B Ormerod, JL

Cox, DD Orr, W A

Crew, GD Pausacker, J

Crowe, GA Prior, NJN

Denton, TJ Rowe, JJ

Disher, GD Rubinstein, GM

Dubosarsky, UB Serventy, VN

Dugan, MG Smith, CS

Dutton, G Southall, IF

Edwards, HE Spence, ERT

Fienberg, A Stewart, MA

Fox, MF Stutchbury, JM

French, J Thiele, CM

Gleeson, L Thomas, RE

Gleitzman, M Toghill, JE

Gott, RJ Tulloch, RG

Graham, RD Trezise, PJ

Greenwood, Kl Vivas, JS

Hathom, EH Wannan, W F

Healey, KL W est, ML

Henderson, SB Whatley, B

Hilton, ML Wheatley, NC

Houghton, GS Wild, ME

Houghton, JF Winton, TJ

Ingpen, RR Womersley, JL

James, ACS Wrightson, AP

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Appendix 6. Largest Payments to Publishers 1998-99 (listed alphabetically)

ABC Books Aboriginal Studies Press ACER Press Addison Wesley Longman Australia Aird Books P/L Allen & Unwin P/L Anne O'Donovan P/L Artemis Publications Ausinfo

Boolarong Press Butterworth Heinemann Cambridge University Press Childerset P/L Choice Books Craftsman House P/L Currency Press P/L Duffy & Snellgrove D W Thorpe P/L Egan Publishing P/L Ellsyd Press P/L Era Publications ETT Imprint The Federation Press Frith & Frith Books Five Mile Press P/L Flannel Flower Press Floradale Publications Fremantle Arts Centre Press Golden Press Greater Glider Productions Hale & Iremonger P/L Harper Collins Publishers Harper Collins Religious Melbourne Hill of Content Publishing Hodder Education Hodder Headline Australia Hospitality Press P/L Hudson Publishing Services Hyland House Information Australia Jacaranda Wiley Ltd Kangaroo Press Kerr Publishing P/L Lamont Publishing Lansdowne Publishing LBC Information Services Library of Australia Little Hills Press Lonely Planet Publications Macmillan Education Australia

Magabala Books Margaret Hamilton Books P/L McCulloch Publishing McGraw-Hill Book Company Melbourne University Press Milne Books Mulavon P/L Nelson ITP New Hobsons Press New Holland Publishers P/L Omnibus Books Openbook Publishers Oxford University Press (Academic) Oxford University Press (Ed) Oxford University Press (Trade) Pan Macmillan Australia P/L Pascal Press Pascoe Publishing P/L Pease Training International Penguin Books Australia Pinedale Press Pioneer Design Studio PL Pluto Press Prentice Hall Australia Rams Skull Press Random House Australia P/L Rastar P/L Reed Education & Professional Publishing Sally Milner Publishing Scholastic Australia Science Press Second Back Row Press P/L Shakespeare Head Press Simon & Schuster Spectrum Publishing P/L Spinifex Press The Spinney Press Stirling Press Tagari Publications The Text Publishing Company Thames & Hudson (Australia) Thomas C Lothian P/L Tracy Marsh Publications Transworid Publishers Universal Press P/L University of NSW Press University of Queensland Press University of WA Press Wakefield Press Wrightbooks P/L________________________

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Summary of Reporting Requirements

Enabling legislation

Responsible Minister

Functions

Objectives

Public Lending Right Act 1985

Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation

Page 1

Page 1

Membership Page 1

Financial Statements Page 6

and Annual Report of the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 1998-99

Freedom of Information inquiries PLR Administrator, Telephone 02-6271 1635

Operational matters Pages 3-8

Subsidiaries PLR has no subsidiaries

Information and inquiries • PLR Administrator-PLR, Telephone 02-6271 1635 PLR Librarian, Telephone 02-6271 1639

Toll Free Telephone: 1800 672 842 Fax number 02-6271 1651 Email: plr.mail@dcita.gov.au Website: http://www.dcita.gov.au/plr.html

The Public Lending Right Scheme Department of Communications and the Arts GPO Box 3241 Canberra ACT 2601

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FORREST ACT 2603

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