News from November 2012
 
ACNC Legislation passed
15th November 2012

Legislation establishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) was passed by the Federal Parliament on 1 November 2012. 

Read more...

Arts Law comment on the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act
23rd November 2012

The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011(Cth) (the Act) 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’.  Statements must assess compatibility against the seven main United Nations human rights treaties to which Australia is a party; however failure to do so will not render the law invalid.

Read more...

Attribution required for the All Blacks haka
15th November 2012

The New Zealand Rugby Union team, the All Blacks, perform a specific haka called 'Ka Mate' composed by 18th Century Ngati Toa tribe war leader, Te Rauparaha.

Read more...

Australian interactive games fund announced to support a global industry
15th November 2012

Arts Minister Simon Crean announces $20 million fund to support Australia's digital games economy

Read more...

Consolidation of Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
23rd November 2012

On 20 November 2012, the Federal Government released an Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 which consolidates the five existing Commonwealth anti-discrimination statutes.

Read more...

European Union Orphan Works Directive published
5th November 2012

On 27 October 2012 the Orphan Works Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Read more...

Land Holding Bill re-introduced into Queensland Parliament
5th November 2012
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Holding Bill was re-introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 21 August 2012 by the Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps .  

Read more...

Major Privacy Reforms Passed
30th November 2012

On 29 November 2012 the Federal Parliament passed major privacy reforms.

Read more...