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Calling on all Game Developers. Help us to raise your game.


The Australian Writers’ Guild is working in collaboration with the Games Committee to understand more about the issues that games writers and narrative designers face in the sector. We need your help!

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2021 minimum rates and contracts now available on AWG website


Industrial contracts and rates available to AWG members have been updated for 2021, with rates increased with CPI (as of 1 January 2021). You can access the updated rates directly here.

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Season's Greetings from the Australian Writers' Guild


The Australian Writers' Guild office will be closed for the holiday period from Monday 21 December 2020 until Monday 4 January 2021.

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Writers of Prima Facie, Hearts and Bones, Penguin Bloom, The Hunting and Total Control among winners at the 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards


Playwright Suzie Miller’s critically acclaimed one-woman play Prima Facie has taken out the two highest honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, winning the 2020 Major Award and the David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre.

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Vale Cliff Green: A tribute by Mac Gudgeon and Roger Simpson


CLIFF GREEN was a pioneer in Australian screenwriting and a central figure in the Guild’s early development. His television credits include his celebrated quartet, Marion, inspired by his time as a school teacher in the Mallee, and the sprawling adaptations, Power Without Glory and I Can Jump Puddles. His screenplay for Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock remains a landmark in Australia’s film renaissance of the 1970s.

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