News from March 2012
 
Arts Law speaks out against discriminatory law in WA
21st March 2012

Executive director Robyn Ayres is quoted today in the Australian newspaper's article calling for the Western Australian government to repeal laws discriminating against Aboriginal people who die without making a will.

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Greater Transparency in Fees charged by Copyright Collecting Societies
12th March 2012

The Arts Law Centre of Australia has successfully lobbied Copyright Agency Limited, Screenrights and Viscopy to make changes to the information available on their websites concerning the fees charged by them to administer the collection and distribution of copyright royalties.

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Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth)
13th March 2012

The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) commenced on 4 January 2012.  The Act requires all new bills and disallowable legislative instruments to be accompanied by a ‘Statement of compatibility with human rights’.

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Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act commences
13th March 2012

The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) commenced on 4 January 2012.  The Act requires all new bills and disallowable legislative instruments to be accompanied by a ‘Statement of compatibility with human rights’.

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Indigenous Culture and Festivals
12th March 2012

Read the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s magazine.

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Personal Property Securities
21st March 2012

Arts Law comments about the impacts of the Personal Property Securities Act and Register.

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WA Governments administration of Aboriginal wills and estates
19th March 2012

Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre (KALACC) passes a resolution urging the repeal of the Government of Western Australia's administration of Aboriginal wills and estates.

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