Law and Policy Reform

Arts Law aims to provide targeted, quality advocacy on law and policy reform for the benefit of the creative sector. This is done through:

  1. identification and prioritisation of legal issues affecting the arts community;
  2. research and making of submissions; 
  3. development of relationships with the government, media, arts sector and other relevant bodies; and
  4. lobbying to influence the decision making of government and other bodies.

Arts Law’s advocacy work is informed through being unique in the service we provide, straddling the worlds of both art and law and representing a large group of Australian artists.  In undertaking advocacy on law and policy reform, Arts Law’s goal is to increase the rights afforded to artists and promote their ability to access those rights. Information and submissions concerning Arts Law’s advocacy work in relation to specific issues can be found in the Category listings. 

Recent advocacy projects:

Have your say! IP Australia’s Indigenous Knowledge Project

Arts Law is in the process of putting together a submission as part of IP Australia’s public consultation on proposed changes to Australia’s Intellectual Property system to create opportunities and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The aim of the project is to “enhance the intellectual property system to help enable Aboriginal … Continued

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards 2021

About  Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights and consider this in light of the prize.  … Continued

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2020

About  Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize.  … Continued

2021 John Villiers Outback Art Prize

Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights and consider this in light of the prize. Entrants … Continued

WA Made Film Festival 2021

About Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize. … Continued

Wyndham Art Prize 2021

Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights and consider this in light of the prize. Entrants … Continued

Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2021

About Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize. … Continued

SUBMISSION: Senate Inquiry into the Aboriginal Flag

Earlier this month Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres, was invited to give evidence at the Senate Inquiry into the Aboriginal Flag. You can read a full transcript of the Inquiry here. Arts Law has since made a submission to the inquiry that emphasises the importance of acknowledgment and respect for Mr Harold Thomas’s intellectual property … Continued

Folk Federation of Tasmania’s Song and Tune Writing Awards 2020

About Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize. … Continued

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