Australian Society of Authors

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is the professional association for Australia's literary creators.

The ASA promotes and protect the rights of Australia's writers and illustrators, and now has almost 3000 members across Australia.

The ASA sets minimum rates for pay and conditions for authors and illustrators, and publishes books, papers and lists for emerging and established writers. Members receive the journal, Australian Author, and regular newsletters throughout the year. The ASA provides a contract advisory service, run mentorships for new and emerging writers and offer advice about writing, copyright and publishing.
 
http://www.asauthors.org